By Atousa Pilger
Freedom of speech and free press are indispensable pillars and the greatest guarantee of democracy. Dictatorships ban free journalistic activities, or they use the press to consolidate their power. But when the Western media serves tyranny, we should be alarmed for a serious threat to our democracy. Unfortunately, the approach of some Western media vis-à-vis the religious fascism in ruling in Iran is one of the bitter experiences.