Articles Posted by Kourosh Ziabari

Bio: Kourosh Ziabari is an Iranian media correspondent, freelance journalist and the author of Book 7+1. He is a contributing writer for websites and magazines in the Netherlands, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, South Korea, Belgium, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. He was once a member of Stony Brook University Publications’ editorial team and Media Left magazine’s contributing writer, as well as a contributing writer for Finland’s Award-winning Ovi Magazine. As a young Iranian journalist, he has been interviewed and quoted by several mainstream mediums, including BBC World Service, PBS Media Shift, the Media Line network, Deutsch Financial Times and L.A. Times. Currently, he works for the Foreign Policy Journal as a media correspondent. He is a member of Tlaxcala Translators Network for Linguistic Diversity and World Student Community for Sustainable Development.

  • Antony Loewenstein: Isolating Iran
    is Part of the ‘Great Energy Game’

    The Middle East is witness to continuous developments these days, such as Iran’s active diplomacy to attract the indispensable 118-member bloc of non-aligned countries to support its nuclear program, the growing isolation of Israel in European countries and within academic circles in the U.S., Arabs’ fears of losing the power game in the Persian Gulf region, and the expansion of illegal settlements of Israel in the West Bank and its unremitting disobedience to United Nations Security Council resolutions.

  • “Iran was not what we had thought”

    Although the relentless and incessant spates of mainstream media’s psychological warfare have turned Iran into a hazardous and insecure region in the eyes of global public opinions, thousands of Western tourists “take the risk” of traveling to Iran each year to behold in person the concealed and withheld realities of the peaceful and magnificent Iran which a hawkish leader had idiotically categorized as a part of the so-called “Axis of Evil”.

  • Introducing the Heritage of Omar Khayyam

    Introducing the Heritage of Omar Khayyam

    The quatrains of Khayyam which have given him an international prominence are a collection of poems with philosophical essence and ontological nature in which Khayyam reveals his skeptical standpoints regarding the modality of material world and the existence of human being. It’s widely believed that Khayyam had a pessimistic, cynical viewpoint regarding the material world as he typically tried to direct criticism against the hypocritical, insincere man and portray his crave for a utopian world which is practically impossible to realize.

  • Why I appreciate Press TV

    Why I appreciate Press TV

    The allegation that Press TV serves as the “mouthpiece of Iranian government” deserves scrutiny. Every media outlet around the world endeavors to satisfy its owner and serve—or at least not undermine—its interests, especially when the owner is a government. Press TV is going to grow professionally, and become more like an Iranian BBC. I personally oppose Press TV serving as a mouthpiece for any power, including the Iranian government; however, the problem is that we don’t know of any international news outlet that doesn’t often serve as a mouthpiece for its respective government.

  • Why Don’t They Publish Us?

    Why Don’t They Publish Us?

    Intrinsically, it’s an ambition of every journalist to reach out to a greater audience, achieve more exposure, make progress and improve his portfolio. Putting aside the primary motive of being renowned as a reference of public attention, the journalist aims to elevate his own viewpoint and advertise the way he looks into different matters as a precise and rectified account. The journalist is primarily looking for ways to exalt his own interpretation of stories and inculcate in the reader a supposedly reliable, accurate analysis of a certain incident which is presumably “what he believes.”

  • In Praise of Salem News

    Iran looks for independence, right of self-determination, non-alignment to hegemonic superpowers and opposition to injustice and inequality. The 7500-year-old civilization of Iran is matchless in the world. The frontiers of Iran would span from China to Egypt in the age of Achaemenid Dynasty. Iranians are the people of poetry, architecture, literature, painting and sculpture. When the Greeks would assign a separate deity to each natural phenomenon, Iranians would worship the unique God. Iran has been, and still is, the land of Khayyam, Rhazes, Rumi, Avicenna, Rudaki and Cyrus the Great. Iran is the land of peace and courtesy.

  • Obama Threatens Iran With “All Options” Again

    Putting the quality and quantity of these options aside, the very “table” on which the options should be placed is as well a matter of controversy. Who is in the position to decide the destiny of Iran’s nuclear program? Which table is the U.S. President referring to? What’s wrong with Iran’s nuclear program in lieu of which a 70-million nation should go on with crippling sanctions, continued threats of military strike, isolation and economic embargo? What’s the definite answer to the simple question that “why should the U.S., France and Israel possess nuclear weapons”? Which one is more offensive and violent? Iran’s nuclear program which has been demonstrated again and again that does not have anything to do with military purposes, or the adventurous, aggressive trajectory Washington and its European allies have begun to go across?