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Iran’s liberal media continue decline under Rouhani

Iran’s liberal media continue decline under Rouhani

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The history of journalism in Iran is a story of more than 150 years of struggle between journalists and those in power. Depending on the political circumstances of the day, this struggle has sometimes put journalists on top, sometimes sent them...
Opinion: There are aliens among us

Opinion: There are aliens among us

A few days ago, I read a strange story on Al-Arabiya’s website about someone who revealed himself to have a troubled relationship with reality. The story was about former Canadian Defense Minister Paul Hellyer, who used an interview with a Russian TV station to...
Ahmadinejad–Azhar Row Escalates

Ahmadinejad–Azhar Row Escalates

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Statements by Ahmed Mousavi, Iranian presidential adviser and Director of the Haj and Pilgrimage Organization (HMO), on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Cairo provoked serious controversy in Egypt earlier this week. Mousavi...
Iran Says Arrest of Journalists Not Media Related

Iran Says Arrest of Journalists Not Media Related

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Iranian Minister of Culture and Guidance has called the recent arrest of 11 journalists “a case in the hands of Security Forces because their charges are definitely not media related.” Iran arrested 11 journalists accused of cooperation...