Tehran Bureau Turns Two
05 Nov 2010 20:03
[ 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.
-- 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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