Media in the Post-revolutionary Iran: A Timeline

Pressure on the media in Iran intensified shortly after the 1979 revolution, beginning with the shutdown of the “Ayandegan” newspaper, the seizure of major newspapers “Kayhan” and “Ettela’at”, and the persecution of numerous journalists through imprisonment and execution. In the aftermath of the revolution, Khomeini’s

Intro: The Iranian Interests of Chinese Energy Giants

Chinese companies have been gaining exclusive access to some of Iran’s most productive oil & gas fields for the past two decades, despite limited efficiency at developing new projects, and to the long-term detriment of Iran’s ability to profit from its own energy reserves.

Elections for Sale

In the Iranian legal system, no law provides for the transparency of presidential election campaign funding.


IRGC Amassing Power in Parliament

An airline executive with a long military record assumes an influential legislative post, expanding the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ political clout.