Massud Heydari resigned as managing director of ILNA in July 2007, when the news agency was closed down following complaints by conservative circles for its critical reporting about President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's government. ILNA resumed operations earlier this month under new management.
Former Iranian News Agency Chief Jailed
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