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Iran’s Nuke Deal Debate: A Policy Tug-Of-War?

Much attention has been devoted in the English-language press in recent weeks to the Western debate – exuberant support, staunch opposition, and everything in between – about the nuclear deal with Iran. But in Iran, despite an initial media ban

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

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

Are Times Headlines Conveying Message?

Repeated headlines in The New York Times on Iran-related issues inexplicably promote Tehran’s version of events. They frequently seem to decorate Thomas Erdbrink’s reportage – and we’re growing suspicious. We’ve reported about these in the past. For example, there was

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Posted in BBC, Other News

As we mourn a blogger, the US demonstrates its support for freedom of expression.

The death of Sattar Behesti – an anti regime blogger – rightly caused outrage across the globe; outrage which was reflected in most of the reportage on the matter.  The response and reaction from the both the conventional media and

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Other News
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