When Eyes Get Averted: The Consequences of Misplaced Reporting

Hakakian, Roya
June 2009
Nieman Reports;Summer2009, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p14
The article discusses the consequences of poor reporting from and about Iran. It states that the absence of good reporting from and about Iran blocked Western countries to learn the truth. Due to the absence of good reporting, Iran reportedly remains an enigma for the elite and ordinary readers and Iran's reform movement became stagnant. Also noted is the impact of the proposal by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to hold a Holocaust cartoon exhibit, as well as the reception of the public to the exhibit.


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