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BBC Persian Television (Persian: تلویزیون فارسی بیبیسی) is the BBC's Persian language news channel that was launched on 14 January 2009. The service is broadcast by satellite and is also available online.What has the Iranian government done to BBC Persian?
In 2017, Iranian authorities seized the Iranian assets of 152 contributors to BBC Persian, while in 2016 they detained former BBC World Service Trust employee Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The Iranian government has "targeted" the members and family members of BBC Persian through threats, intimidation, and arrests.Who is the first Iranian journalist to work for the BBC?
Najieh began her broadcasting career in 2001 as a reporter for the BBC Persian service in Mashhad: the capital of Khorasan province in northeast Iran. She was the first Persian-speaking journalist to be accredited by the Iranian government to work for the BBC in Iran.What happened to BBC Persian on Hotbird?
Since February 2012 BBC Persian has resumed broadcasting on Hotbird again. Due to the ban on foreign reporters in Iran, the news service currently relies on a significant amount of user-generated content, often taken with mobile phones.