Profile of the MinistryResponsibilities and Policies

Introduction of Ministry
Content strategies of Ministry of culture and Islamic Guidance
1-      promotion an enhancing values of the Islamic Revolution based on the school of thought and political outlook of the late Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution
2-      Publicity and upholding of Divine Laws and enhancing Islamic ethics and human virtues based on religious teachings and culture.
3-      Elaboration of atheistic and deviant schools of thought in social, culture and art areas and serious campaign against superstitious and illusions.
4-      Defining and promoting the culture of Mahdism and the Waiting Movement and publicizing the spirit of Islamic enlightenment.
5-      Defining and stressing the attributes of Iranian-Islamic identity based on the civilization and historical heritage and Iranian and Islamic noble dignitaries.
6-      Enhancing the spirit of national dignity, proud and self-esteem, hope and individual and social happiness.
7-      Reliance and distancing, promoting the ability to recognize the enemies, encouraging the culture of resisting tyranny and arrogance.
8-      Defining and introducing the desirable symbol of pious individual and social life based on the teaching of the holy Quran, holy Prophet and members of his household (PBUT).
9-      Paying attention and emphasizing the fundamental role of the family and family-oriented society in the cultural life of society and preventing generation break.
10- Encouraging the spirit of bravery, culture of sacrifice, Jihad and Martyrdom and rejection of humiliation.
11- Campaign against corruption, discrimination and reforming the culture of management system based on justice seeking and upholding of virtue and denouncing vice.
12- Promotion of general and cultural awareness based on Iranian-Islamic culture and civilization and paying serious attention to safeguarding of Persian language.
13-  Re-understanding and reproduction of cultural heritage, traditions and rituals of Iranian people in various parts of the Islamic country.
14- Encouraging the spirit of work and creativity and culture of endeavor.  
Objectives and responsibilities of the Ministry of culture and Islamic Guidance
A-    Objectives:
1- Promoting the moral values based of faith and piety
2- Cultural independence and protecting the society from influence of alien cultures.
3- Promoting the public awareness in various areas and fostering of talents and spirit of research and study, innovation and Islamic art and culture.
4- Acquainting the people of the world with the principles and objectives of Islamic Revolution.
5- Promotion of cultural ties with various nations and Islamic and oppressed nations in particular.
6- Preparing the ground for unity among Muslims.
B-    Major Responsibilities:
1-      Introducing the fundamentals, characteristics and objectives of the Islamic Revolution to people of the world by making use of audio-visual media, books and other publications, holding of cultural gatherings and other means within the country and abroad through coordination with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant organizations.
Clause 1: Activities of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance outside the country should be in line with Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved responsibilities.
Clause 2: The cultural and publicity institutions of the government as well as those organizations which receive government aids and assistance, provided that they coordinate with Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, can conduct activities outside the country.
2-Rearsch and study works on propaganda of foreign media and discovering their methods and taking appropriate measure to confront them if necessary.
3- Gathering and classification of all cultural documents of the Islamic Revolution such as films, books, pictures and other publications related to the Islamic Republic of Iran and publication of some required items.
4- Concentration and reviewing news and information about the advancement of projects and plans carried out by governmental organization and other establishments of Islamic Revolution and their publication
5-Implimentation of laws related to press and publications and determining relevant regulations and centralization and distribution of all governmental advertisement and their implementation within and outside of the country.
6- Signing of contracts in cultural, art, cinema, tourism and news exchange and participation in relevant regional and international meetings in coordination and cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and respecting the country’s Constitutional Law.
7- Establishment, expansion and operation of all Iranian cultural missions abroad and appointing cultural and press attaches and supervising their activities.
8- Conducting cultural cooperation with Islamic and cultural entities of other nations aimed at promotion of Islamic culture.
9- Handling the affairs of Hajj, endowment and charity affairs within the frameworks of pertaining laws.
10- Collecting news, reports, articles and pictures about Iran and other countries and their distribution among the mass media of the country as well as dissemination and reflecting of various events of the country and the region about the political, economic, social, cultural and sport among the news outlets of world countries.
11-Establishment, expansion and operation of any kind of local and foreign tourism facilities and meeting requirements of individual and collective local and foreign tourists within the country including land, air and sea traveling and providing tourism services and other required activities to publicize country’s advancement and introducing cultural developments and tourist attractions.         
12- Promoting the spirit of research and study and innovation in all Islamic and Iranian arts and cultural works through encouraging and supporting of writers, poets, scholars, artists and introducing and commemorating sages, mystic dignitaries and cultural personalities of Islamic world and production and distribution of their works as well as enhancing the cultural and artistic talents of people.
13- Formulating the criteria for awarding of prize in areas of culture and arts within the relevant framework.
14- Establishment, expansion updating and operation of public libraries and cultural and art facilities and cinemas affiliated to ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance throughout the country.      
15- Issuing and revoking of license for establishment of news organizations, foreign news agencies and media and overseeing their activities and issuing permission for foreign and local journalists to work within the country based on the relevant laws and regulations.
16- Issuing and revoking the license for establishment and supervising the activities of all advertising companies, printing houses, duplication institutions and other establishments affiliated to publication industry and supervising the quality and content of their commercials and printed works based on the relevant laws and regulations.
17- Issuing and revoking the permission for establishment and expansion of private art and cultural education centers and cinemas as well as art and cultural societies and compiling the relevant regulations and overseeing their activities based on the relevant laws and regulations.
18- Planning for establishment, modification and completion of tourism facilities through direct investment or providing loans to private sector or joint venture as well as governmental and municipalities and issuing permission and supervising the establishment and operation of guest houses and other form of accommodations and tourism and travel agencies which provide leisure and pilgrimage travel services, rating and deciding the price of their services through cooperation with other concerned organizations.
19- Overseeing cultural, art and publicity activities of religious minorities recognized by the country’s Constitution.
 20- Issuing required permission for entry and exit of audio-visual materials, works of art, press and publications and all forms of suspected propagation and cultural materials. Suspicious or none-suspicious nature of such material will be determined in accordance with relevant rules and regulations approved by the Cabinet.           
 21-Formulating and preparing the rules and procedures for holding of festivals, cultural and art exhibitions, film and literature contests within the country or abroad.
22- Issuing and revoking the permission of cultural, press, news, art, cinema, audio-visual and publication and publicity institutions and organizations within the country and overseeing their activities as well as publication centers and book stores within the relevant framework.
23- Directing and supporting activities of film producing centers, script writing, film screening centers, photo shops and producers of audio-visual cassettes and issuing and revoking the license of such centers and supervising their activities based on the pertaining laws and regulations.
24- Overseeing the cultural, art and publicity activities of foreign nationals residing in Iran through cooperation with other concerned authorities.           
25- Conducting research works on the impact of mass media and evaluating the influence of their programs and audio-visual, press, news and published materials on the public opinion through cooperation with other relevant authorities.
26- Conducting research and study works on principles of the public opinion, art, cinema, theater and other cultural and art areas to use their findings in art and cultural planning and other relevant activities and ultimately improving the quality and quantity of the assigned missions.
27- Cultural and publicity planning aimed at more cooperation between people and government and evaluation of the impact of governmental activities and programs on public opinion and forwarding the findings to the cabinet.
28- Paving the ground for promotion of the culture of Islamic Revolution and promotion of Persian language in other countries through cooperation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education.
29- Compiling the country’s general cultural, art and film industry policies of the country and submission of them to Islamic Consultative Assembly for ratification based on the Article 74 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic.
30- Establishment and operation of education institutions to train experts in various branches of Arts, cultures, tourism , guidance and other relevant areas through cooperation with other establishments.