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President Hassan Rouhani honors journalists at Tehran Press Festival
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President Hassan Rouhani presents an award to a journalist during the closing ceremony of the Tehran Press Festival at Vahdat Hall on March 8, 2014. Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati (2nd from left) and Academy of Persian Language and Literature Director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel (L) are also seen in the photo. (ISNA/Abdolvahed Mirzazadeh)
President Hassan Rouhani presents an award to a journalist during the closing ceremony of the Tehran Press Festival at Vahdat Hall on March 8, 2014. Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati (2nd from left) and Academy of Persian Language and Literature Director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel (L) are also seen in the photo. (ISNA/Abdolvahed Mirzazadeh)
TEHRAN – A number of journalists and veterans were honored by President Hassan Rouhani during the closing ceremony of the 20th edition of the Tehran Press Festival on Saturday.
 
Veteran journalists and editors Farajollah Saba, Ahmad Samiei Gilani and Parviz Khorsand received lifetime achievement awards and 35 reporters, journalists and photojournalists were awarded, Persian media reported on Saturday.
 
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, the Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Hossein Entezami, and a number of art and cultural figures and veteran journalists attended the closing ceremony, which took place at Vahdat Hall.
 
The ceremony proceeded with the screening of a documentary, in which the names and memoirs of several deceased journalists including Kazem Motamednejad, Esfandiar Zarrinkub and Parto Mohtadi were recalled.
 
Several programs were also arranged on the sidelines of the festival including a photo exhibition with the central theme of Iran’s 11th presidential elections and the exhibition of info-graphic designs.
 
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