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Iran Stars at UNGA

There is a saying that “any publicity is good publicity”, explained by cambridge english dictionary to mean that there is no such thing as negative publicity, as “it is better to receive negative publicity than no publicity at all”. Well,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Great Rouhani Rhetoric at UNGA – But He Returns to the Same Reality

In the absence of any notable awards shows, the glamorous event that stirred up the press this week was none other than the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations. Days before the event, major outlets pointed out to readers

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

The Iranian Diaspora

With the Rouhani/Zarif visit to NYC finally petering out, one loose end to tie up: Tehran’s attitude toward its’ diaspora. Actually, the issue comes up every year during the Iranian president’s UNGA visit. During Ahmadinejad’s time attention was mainly on

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Al-Monitor: a metaphor for Iran coverage

Couldn’t avoid it: an avalanche of Al-Monitor reports & tweets overwhelmingly favoring Iran/Rouhani/Zarif before, during  and after the recent NYC visit. Should we have been surprised? Well, while zapping around the web we came across this review of 70 articles

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Posted in Al monitor, Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Netanyahu’s Iran at UNGA

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tried to keep the NYC Iran media momentum going just a little more, but alas it seems there were far less takers than for Rouhani/Zarif. Apparently public diplomacy is like comedy: it’s all about timing. There’s

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Other News

Iran Festival & the Middle East

Moving from Hassan Rouhani to Binyamin Netanyahu in NYC, the WSJ‘s Jay Solomon hit the nail on the head by tweeting: “Obama set to sell Iran diplomacy to Israel, Arabs and Congress.”  Of course, Solomon’s not the only journalist to recognize

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Other News

Rouhani’s UNGA speech leaves media hanging

The build-up was impressive, but in the end even the media was forced to admit that Hassan Rouhani’s UN address left something to be desired. Many did so pretty much against their will, either ignoring what was left unstated or excusing

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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