Media Landscapes in Iran

Project:

A series of discussion panels in Berlin where experts and academics debated the media landscape, and political use of it, in Iran.

Production Runtime:

October 2012 to November 2013

Partners:

German Federal Foreign Office, Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance



MICT worked together with experts at the Governance Centre Middle East and North Africa, which is affiliated with the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance in Berlin to organise a series of discussions. The series – named Media Landscape and Public Discourse in the Islamic Republic of Iran – took place over several months in 2012 and 2013.

Each discussion focussed on different and often neglected topics, including the state of the Iranian media and how the 2013 election campaign was conducted in the media.

The aim was to attain a more realistic picture of Iran’s media and look at how political competition was occurring in Iran, in broadcast, print and online media.
A number of experts from German academia, media and politics joined their Iranian counterparts on discussion panels.