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TEHRAN BUREAU
❑ Founded in 2008
❑ Partnership with PBS/Frontline 2009
❑ Partnership with the Guardian since 2013
❑ Audienc...
nlReport
Reporting on Iran
State censorship
-Media outlets act as mouthpieces of political factions and regime-
affiliated...
Covering Iran
We venture beyond affluent North Tehran, and include regional perspectives, to shed light
on the shifting po...
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Kelly G. Niknejad

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ISOJ 2016

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Kelly G. Niknejad

  1. 1. TEHRAN BUREAU ❑ Founded in 2008 ❑ Partnership with PBS/Frontline 2009 ❑ Partnership with the Guardian since 2013 ❑ Audience: 200,000 unique monthly views/ 451,000 Facebook “likes”/ 54,000 Twitter followers ❑ Security: From anonymous bylines to collaborative reporting ❑ Educating a new generation of independent journalists through remote on-the-job training ❑ Transparency and business reporting in post-nuclear agreement Iran
  2. 2. nlReport Reporting on Iran State censorship -Media outlets act as mouthpieces of political factions and regime- affiliated organizations -Quality of journalism education is low and students have limited access to it Self censorship -Iranian news outlets take care to follow regime “red line” -Cases of persecution lead accredited foreign correspondents to avoid controversial stories -Media organizations make compromises to retain access to country
  3. 3. Covering Iran We venture beyond affluent North Tehran, and include regional perspectives, to shed light on the shifting political landscape.

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