Journalism in Iran
From Mission to Profession
Routledge – 2007 – 174 pages
Series: Iranian Studies
Focusing on newspapers, radio and television, this book provides the first systematic investigation of the development of journalism in Iran following the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Revolution.
Guide to Transliteration. Foreword Homa Katouzian. Introduction 1. The Shah’s Last Years (1977-79) 2. The ‘Spring of Freedom’ (1979) 3. The Battle for Kayhan and the Demise of Ayandegan 4. War, Reconstruction and the Revival of Journalism (1980-96) 5. The Second ‘Spring of Freedom’ (1997–2000) 6. The Second Fall (2001–2004) 7. Women and Journalism 8. The Electronic Media 9. Organization, Education, and Training 10. One Hundred Years of Legal Confusion 11. Conclusion
Hossein Shahidi teaches Communication at the American University of Beirut. He was a journalist and journalist trainer for more than twenty years, mostly at the BBC World Service, and Gender and Media Specialist with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Afghanistan (2003-2004).