This book charts the development of professional journalism in Iran since the 1979 Revolution that replaced the monarchy with an Islamic Republic. Written to pay homage to Iranian journalists, the book focuses on newspapers, radio and television providing a fuller picture of Iran’s media environment.
Table of Contents
Guide to Transliteration. Foreword Homa Katouzian. Introduction 1. The Shah’s Last Years (1977-79) 2. The ‘Spring of Freedom’ (1979) 3. The Battle for Kayhan and the Demise of Ayandegan 4. War, Reconstruction and the Revival of Journalism (1980-96) 5. The Second ‘Spring of Freedom’ (1997–2000) 6. The Second Fall (2001–2004) 7. Women and Journalism 8. The Electronic Media 9. Organization, Education, and Training 10. One Hundred Years of Legal Confusion 11. Conclusion
Hossein Shahidi teaches Communication at the American University of Beirut. He was a journalist and journalist trainer for more than twenty years, mostly at the BBC World Service, and Gender and Media Specialist with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Afghanistan (2003-2004).