Doctored photo, picked up by the entire world
Doctored picture. © AFP via Sepah
Front page of "Kayhan"
"Fake news is Kayhan’s speciality "
The doctoring of photos and of facts is widely practiced in the powerful Iranian media, according to RezaMoini.
Kayhan is a major conservative daily. More importantly, it's a medium for propaganda for the powerful. It maintains close ties to Iranian security services and follows the Islamic platform of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Kayhan has no credibility. As a side note, the head of the newspaper is none other than the former chief of interrogation for Evin, Tehran's largest prison."