We would also like to thank Saeed Kamali Dehghan for his contribution to these course materials. Saeed Kamali Dehghan is an Iranian-born journalist who writes for The Guardian. He was named as the 2010 Journalist of the Year in Britain at the Foreign Press Association. He currently writes for The Guardian as a staff journalist and has worked as an Iran correspondent for The Guardian from Tehran in the past.
Azadeh Moaveni is an Iranian-American journalist and writer. As one of the few American correspondents allowed to work continuously in Iran since 1999, she has reported widely on youth culture, women’s rights, and Islamic reform for Time, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.
Jack is an independent journalist, previously Planning Editor at NewsFixed, and has contributed to Reuters, the Guardian, Foreign Policy, Vice and others. He is currently undertaking a PhD examining third party policy responses to civil conflict at Birkbeck, University of London.
Bozorgmehr is an Iranian journalist and filmmaker. He started his career in his home city of Tehran, where he worked for Persian media for almost 10 years. He joined the BBC World Service as a senior broadcast journalist in 2008 and until recently worked as a newsroom editor for BBC Persian TV. Bozorgmehr is now Iran Correspondent for Reuters.
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