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To: DoughtyOne

Here's a section from Afshin Molavi's book on the US Media in Iran.

Afshin Molavi's Persian Pilgrimages: Journeys across Iran's review can be found at the link below:

From Afshin Molavi's book "Persian Pilgrimages"
pg 102

*Afshin attends anti-US, anti-Israel rally in Iran*

The hard-liners attracted a small audience, no more than one hundred people trivial in comparison to the thousands of students who regularly agitated for freedom of the press and democracy. Several young bearded men in black shirts stood atop a stage, passing around a blue loud speaker.

"Death to America" he yelled.
"Death to Israel!" he yelled.

A number of foreign journalists stood in the crowd. For every three demonstrators there was one foreign based journalist.

One student on the edge, a young man in sunglasses approached me as i jotted notes. "Are you a journalist?" He asked.


At first, he was friendly. He thought i worked for an Iranian reformist paper. When he found out i worked for a Western newspaper, he became agitated and angry. "You Western journalists record these fanatics on camera, and then you show them to the world and the world thinks we are all fanatics. It is not fair!" He walked away, huffing.

9 posted on 05/22/2004 9:59:20 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Thanks for the link and the account of that exchange. I'd say that Iranian has the press's number.

16 posted on 05/23/2004 1:00:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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