NPR interview with Kayhan Editor Hossein Shariatmadari

NPR interview with Kayhan Editor Hossein Shariatmadari
by Darius Kadivar

Morning Edition, February 5, 2009 · Hossein Shariatmadari is chief editor of Kayhan, a newspaper that supports Iran's regime. NPR Interviews him. When you reach the office of chief editor of the conservative Kayhan newspaper, the first thing you see are pictures of men now dead.

Depending on which newspaper they read, Iranians may be getting very different perspectives on world events. NPR talks to two journalists at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum – one who edits the conservative Kayhan, which backs Iran's regime, and another who has worked for numerous reformist publications, all of which have been closed by the Iranian authorities.

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Official Website of Kayhan published in Iran :

This is different from the one Published in London under the title

which is opposed to the Iranian regime.


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by Darius Kadivar on

Its important to listen to all views and opinions coming out of Iran. NPR is a great station from that point of view a little like ARTE in France ( A German French channel). Azar Nafisi is right to insist on the importance of such eye opening programs that try to reflect the realities of what is going on in the world and Bridging America and the World be it in knowledgable and reliable information.

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Great info DK

by IRANdokht on

I was listening to NPR during my commute this morning. The host of the morning show Steve Inskeep has gone to Tehran for the 30th anniversary of the revolution and he's bringing stories and updates from Tehran every morning.

Today the NPR correspondant in Tehran did a commentary on the journalists in Iran and they played parts of an interview with Saharkhiz the editor of Aftaab who said his news papers and offices have been closed continuously by the government and spoke of his trial and his sentencing.  

I had not heard this interview with Shariatmadari though, I must have missed that section of the broadcast. I appreciate you blogging about it and bringing it to everyone's attention.