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President Hassan Rouhani

The moment the media has been waiting for is here: Ahmadinejad out, Rouhani in. In his inauguration speech, the new president warned against more sanctions. Nothing new there. We have to admit that the media tendency to give Rouhani the

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei

Iran in the Eyes of the (Media) Beholder

Amazing how media-consumers’ perception of the Iranian crisis can be manipulated by headlines, paragraph sequencing and commentary masquerading as fact – not to mention the selection of op-eds. Consider this piece by Reuters’ Brussels-based correspondent Justyna Pawlak. The optimism oozing

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Media Bipartisanship on Iran?

Rouhani is a disaster! Rouhani is the messiah! How about  balance, the shades of gray? Ever since we established this blog it has struck us as unfortunate that what we loosely call “the media” has so much difficulty seeing the

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

What’s New in Europe?

A month’s passed since our last Europe update. This time mostly bad news (readers beware), so let’s begin with the good. Major development in the drug issue, which we’ve been closely following: the Danish government has decided to stop funding the

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Posted in Other News
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