Tehran Bureau, an independent network of Iran correspondents, joins Guardian to provide in-depth coverage of Iran.
Tehran Bureau became a major source of information on Iran during the disputed 2009 presidential election. With new presidential election in June, the expanding international sanctions, and the continued presence of the threat of a military conflict, the coverage of Iran finds particular importance.
The Guardian already hosts an Iran blog by Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Julian Borger's Global Security blog, and Ian Black's On the Middle East web column. And the Bureau will now be part of its broad coverage of Iran and the region.
“I launched Tehran Bureau to provide a platform for young Iranians and their stories, and to bring unvarnished and uncensored reports to readers around the world,” said Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, the editor-in-chief of Tehran Bureau. “We have been able to cover Iran independently, without trying to fill a policy prescription like the thinktanks do, and this resonates with Iranians in Iran. I am thrilled that we will continue to do so with the Guardian.” (The Guardian, 13 January)
Uskowi on Iran extends its warmest congratulations to Tehran Bureau and its editor-in-chief Kelly Golnoush Niknejad and to the Guardian on their new venture and wishes them success for many years to come.