The thing is that the Regime has a viable alternative in the form of the oldest, largest, and most popular resistance organization in Iran, which has fought two separate regimes since it was founded in 1965. That is the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
In order to help you earn more about the MEK, we have created an in-depth series. In this part, we will learn about how the Regime creates anti-MEK propaganda for the TV in order to trick Iranians into not supporting the MEK.
The Iranian Regime regularly produces TV programmes, including soap operas and so-called documentaries, and films to defame the MEK. This is stepped up considerably during times of crisis when the Iranian Regime fears that the MEK may well have the power to help the Iranian people overthrow the Regime.
This happened after the 2009 Uprising (more on that later) and is likely to happen again now that the MEK is helping to organise the current uprising against the Regime.
In this section, we will look at the TV shows and films that were created by the Regime in the wake of the 2009 uprising to defame the MEK and discourage the Iranian people from supporting the MEK. All of these productions aired on Regime-run TV stations in 2010 and beyond.
This TV show about the MEK was designed to eliminate the MEK from Iran’s political sphere. Authorities said that it would have a “considerable impact in eliminating the notorious [MEK] from the political scene in Iran”.
This TV series, produced at the Sima-Film centre, was focused “on the birth and demise of the MEK group”. Now obviously the Regime would not be using the real facts about the MEK’s birth, but you can tell how false this is because the MEK has not gone anywhere. They are still a threat to the Regime or the Regime wouldn’t make these shows about them.
This was described as a documentary featuring the “confessions of MEK members”. It had no basis in truth and spoke to no MEK members.
This 15-part series on the MEK, created to celebrate the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, was full of lies about the MEK that were easily fact-checked.
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This TV series was billed as a study of “the terrorist MEK group from the beginning of its formation until now and the trend it has developed” and claimed to uncover their “ugly acts and expose the reality and leave viewers to make up their own judgments”. It clearly did nothing of the sort, accusing the MEK of unveiling Satan in the very first episode. It was made with lies.
This 15-part TV series used slurs to describe the MEK and refused to highlight the MEK’s actions because they “could only advocate for the group”.
In our next piece, we will learn about the 2009 uprising.