Boston University: Covering Iran: Journalism and Truth under Siege

With the United States and Iran hurtling toward confrontation,
journalists who have spent years inside the Islamic Republic will gather
at Boston University on October 26, 2010, to try separating Iranian
fact from fiction. The day will feature two gripping films shot in Iran
during the explosion of protest that followed last year's disputed
election. Journalists who covered the protests, including Nazila Fathi
of The New York Times, will discuss what they saw, how they covered it, and why Americans have such a distorted view of Iran.

In the afternoon, a panel of specialists will discuss ways of
reshaping U.S. perceptions of Iran in the hope of avoiding war. Among
them will be Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American
Council, and Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, who founded Tehran Bureau and has built it into a global platform for Iran-related news.

Other guests at the conference include the filmmaker Sadeq Saba, who
is director of the BBC Persian Service, and Jason Rezaian, the only
remaining American journalist accredited to work in Iran. Morning and
afternoon discussions will be moderated by Stephen Kinzer, a Boston
University professor who recently visited Iran and is the author of Reset: Iran, Turkey, and American's Future.

This day-long event, sponsored by Boston... >>>

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