Want to know more about Iran’s 2017 election? Here’s who to follow on Twitter!

May 9, 2017

With the Iranian presidential and local elections set to take place on May 19th, there’s no better time to find out what’s happening in Iran. That’s why we’ve curated a list of trusted people and news organisations to follow on Twitter ahead of the May 12th presidential debate.

  • Arash Bahmani (@ArashBahmani) a journalist and reporter who works for Roozonline, an independent digital magazine fighting for human rights and freedom of speech both inside and outside of Iran.
     
  • Hossein Bastani (@BBCBastani) -  a BBC Persian producer and an Iranian affairs analyst. He previously headed up the Association of Iranian Journalists and wrote articles for various Iranian newspapers during the Khatami era, leading to his arrest and imprisonment in 2003. 
     
  • Farin Assemi (@FareenAssemi) - an Iranian journalist who works for Radio Farda based in the Czech Republic. 
     
  • Shabnam Rahmati (@ShabnamRahmati) - an Iranian journalist who covers women's rights. 
     
  • Kayvan Hosseini (@Kayvan_hosseini) - a former BBC Persian journalist who currently works with Radio Farda. He is known for his radio documentary series.
     
  • MohammadReza Jalaeipour (@MJalaeipour) - a visiting postdoctoral fellow and researcher at Harvard University. He’s also a political activist, sociologist and Iran analyst. 
     
  • Bahman Kalbasi (@bbckalbasi) - a BBC Persian reporter and presenter based in New York.

The content of these tweets are mostly in Farsi, but if you click on the little planet under each tweet you can translate it into your own language. 

Who do you follow when it comes finding out what’s happening in Iran? Tweet us at @Advocassembly and share your ideas with us!

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