1 hr 20 min

The Contemporary History of Iran - Part 6: "The Story of Kayhan‪"‬ Roqe

    • Society & Culture

“The Story of Kayhan” - Part 6 of the new Roqe Media series, The Contemporary History of Iran. How did an Iranian daily newspaper that was, at its peak, the most influential media voice in the Middle East, come to be? How much impact did Kayhan have by the 1960s and 70s? How did it navigate editorial autonomy whilst being funded by the Shah? And how did a newspaper that had become identified for its powerful voice and support for the monarchy morph into a journal that is now an organ of the Islamic Republic? Acclaimed journalist, political analyst, and author, Amir Taheri, the man who served as Executive Editor-in-Chief of Kayhan in Iran from 1972-1979, joins Jian Ghomeshi from Paris to make the case that Kayhan in its heyday was a media monolith.

“The Story of Kayhan” - Part 6 of the new Roqe Media series, The Contemporary History of Iran. How did an Iranian daily newspaper that was, at its peak, the most influential media voice in the Middle East, come to be? How much impact did Kayhan have by the 1960s and 70s? How did it navigate editorial autonomy whilst being funded by the Shah? And how did a newspaper that had become identified for its powerful voice and support for the monarchy morph into a journal that is now an organ of the Islamic Republic? Acclaimed journalist, political analyst, and author, Amir Taheri, the man who served as Executive Editor-in-Chief of Kayhan in Iran from 1972-1979, joins Jian Ghomeshi from Paris to make the case that Kayhan in its heyday was a media monolith.

1 hr 20 min

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