IraNeda: Uncut Coverage from Iran

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More than a year and a half after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection in June 2009, 27 Iranian journalists are still being held in prison and around 100 of them have been forced to flee abroad.

Fifteen leading members of the Iranian diaspora, including several journalists, have joined forces to create the participative satellite TV station IraNeda in order to combat news censorship. Sponsored by Reporters without Borders, the station plans to share its content online as well as by satellite.

Mehdi Jami, one of the project’s co-founders and the editor of IraNeda’s website, was interviewed about the origin of the project and the desire of Iranian content creators to offer both their compatriots and the international community a source of independent and non-partisan news and information.

Read the interview here

About the Author

Silvia Duarte is the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She came to Pittsburgh in 2007 with her partner writer-in-exile Horacio Castellanos.

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