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Tehran Bureau Turns Two

05 Nov 2010 20:0312 Comments

[ spotlight ] Tehran Bureau launched on this date, at this address, exactly two years ago today. Our first post was by investigative reporter Robert Dreyfuss, followed by a dispatch from Tehran about the jubilant Iranian reaction to the Obama win -- and a reality check from the United States.

As the video (above) shows, we turned our attention to the June 2009 Iranian presidential election early on, starting with speculations about another run by former president Mohammad Khatami. Our examination continued with Muhammad Sahimi's six-part series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and Gareth Smyth's coverage focusing on the Principlists. Art House started with Majid Majidi's film opening in Boston, an in-depth interview with Kiarostami in Tehran, and a spotlight on one of our favorite blogs.

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"[I]ndispensable"

-- Fareed Zakaria

Sources: Newsweek, Washington Post

"It's on par with BBC Persia, I think. Maybe even better."

-- Professor Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University scholar of Iranian culture

Source: Associated Press

"[Tehran Bureau] has offered a whole new dimension to covering Iran, which is off-limits to many journalists, and to most publications.''

-- Robin Wright

Source: Boston Globe

tehran bureau in the news

The Virtual Iran Beat | Harvard's NIEMAN REPORTS

News of Iran, edited in Boston | BOSTON GLOBE

Popular Tehran Bureau Site Covers Iran from Mass. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

'Bureau Tehran,' Live From Massachusetts | NPR

How to Cover a Paranoid Regime from Your Laptop | FOREIGN POLICY

'Frontline' to Work With Upstart Site Focused on Iran | THE NEW YORK TIMES

News Orgs Turn to Indie Sites To Fill In Coverage Gaps | BROADCASTING & CABLE

Dateline: Iran | Columbia University's COLUMBIA MAGAZINE

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12 Comments

Thank You for your outstanding journalism. Your articles and your reports are all superb and informative. As an Iranian-American who lives far from his homeland, your site always gives me up todate information and news and awesome articles.Thank You again and keep up the good work.

Nick / November 5, 2010 6:18 PM

Happy birthday TB one and all!

Ian / November 5, 2010 6:36 PM

You are doing an amazing work! Congratulations!!!

fm / November 5, 2010 7:16 PM

One, if not the best place to get accurate neutral news about Iran. May you live long and prosper!

Anthony / November 5, 2010 7:34 PM

I love u! Especially u Golnoush! Wonderful work.

Amin / November 5, 2010 8:36 PM

Congrats and thanks for all your incredible work!

Davar Ardalan / November 5, 2010 9:31 PM

Happy Birthday Tehran Bureau :)

Ali / November 6, 2010 1:07 AM

Tehran Bureau is the most insightful sociopolitical website about Iran on the web by far. The articles here a head and neck above NY times, BusinessWeek and other publications. We really appreciate all your hard work and hope that you will continue your great journalism for decades to come. Thank you and Happy Birthday from the bottom of our hearts.

Ali (UCLA) / November 6, 2010 4:16 AM

Thank you TB.
It has been very educational.Ultimately, it is only education that will free Iran.

Niloofar / November 6, 2010 10:53 PM

Tavallod Mobarak!

Mahmoud Sadri / November 7, 2010 7:07 AM

Happy anniversary TB, and many more.

Aryajet / November 7, 2010 11:04 PM

Thanks for all the great work. Hope you keep it up for another two hundred and two years!

Sahand / November 9, 2010 3:19 AM