Magazine article New Internationalist

From This Month's Editor

Magazine article New Internationalist

From This Month's Editor

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This issue has been conceived from the start as one that would give Iranians the chance to communicate directly with our mainly Western readership. Iran is routinely demonized in the West, and its people are lost behind the stereotype of the mad mullah or the veiled woman. This magazine aims, as its front cover (suggests, to fill in the human detail and cultural diversity that the stereotype occludes.

Not that fulfilling the promise of an issue written and visualized by Iranians has been an easy process. We anticipated an enthusiastic response to our invitation to journalists, photographers and artists all over the country to make their pitch to us so that we could sift through the responses and decide which avenues to pursue.

The anticipated flood, however, turned out to be a trickle - just one journalist answered the initial call. There is real fear abroad in Iran at present - an atmosphere of clampdown as hardliners try to roll back the relative freedoms enjoyed during the 'Tehran Spring' at the turn of the century. …

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