President Hassan Rouhani says his administration has loosened bans on many of the writers whose works were restricted under the former administrations in Iran, since he took office almost 100 days ago.
IBNA: Rouhani said there have been periods in Iran when writers and artists happened to be frowned upon for their works; however, under his administration most of the previously-banned writers have been given leave to writer whatever they think is in accordance with the law.
Delivering a report on the administration’s social, cultural, political and economic performance since getting the office some 100 days ago, Rouhani called on more attention and confidence on writers of the country.
“The administration believes that there is no better filtering method better than the public consensus,” added Rouhani underscoring that security sensitivity should be put aside from cultural and artistic affairs in the society.
“I do not back lawlessness in cultural activities, however regulations must be limpid and the government’s interference in such fields should be minimized,” said the President.
He further asserted that his office is eager to restore bonds with the artist community of the country and return to good terms with everyone.