Iran is Being Developed in its Special Manner
Rashid Al-Islam a journalist from Bangladesh, working for Diganta News Website, who attended the 17th International Press Exhibition, upon returning to his country published several articles about his observations while in Tehran. In an article titled" excursion in Tehran" Rashid Al-Islam like a reporter of social topics has written about the prevailingambiance of the metropolis, ethics and manners of the citizens. The Bangladeshi reporter who has been astoned by the social tranquility and security in Tehran writes that we foreign journalists were accommodated in Laleh Hotel next to Laleh Park. This park which is somehow similar to Ramna Veghah Park in Daka was packed with people and families at 11:00 pm and girls wearing jeans and head scarf were skating in the park late at night. Rashid Al-Islam has described the mentality of the Iranian people as very perseverance and written that Iranians in comparison to other nations are more patient and zealot in their life. Iranians use very pleasant proverbs in their daily conversations. Writing about the press exhibition, the Bangladeshi reporter has added that for 10 days we were dazzled with the attractions of the exhibition. All the stands were packed with visitors from all walks of life. Writing about the closing ceremony of the press exhibition attended by President Ahmadinejad, Rashid Al-Islam adds that finally he came and a group of children in chores sang songs calling people of the world to peace and friendship. Iranian president suddenly arrived and sat calmly on a chair. He had penetrating eyes and dressed modestly but despite its simple and modest appearance could cry out his anti-imperialism message. The Bangladeshi journalist has touched on the foreign policies of Iranian president and said that Mr. Ahmadinejad has embarked upon a new round of anti-arrogance campaign and believes that sooner or later people will overcome the arrogant powers despite the fact that the world's sole super power has great military power at its disposal and has the required technology to spy on people and keep them under its watchful eyes. Ahmadinejad wishes that people of Iran, Europe and America reach common cause and shared values. Rashid Al-Islam then brings up this question that where the Iranian people have secured this courage and he answers the same question and says that Iranian people are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to explain the cause of the world politics and the pace of the economic developments. The believe that imperialistic capitalism is in the threshold of collapse and super powers have no alternative but to acknowledge the rights of the developing nations in order to secure their own survival . The concluding sentence of Rashid Al-Islam's report is that: "Iran has come out the abyss of cultural and economic onslaughts. They try to confront the emerging challenges and the all powerful super powers. In one word the Iranians have their own special way of development."
Knowledge based social structure in Iran has flourished
Rashid al-Islam, a journalist from Bangladesh who attended the 17th International Press Exhibition in Tehran, has written several articles about his observations in the Iranian Capital upon returning home. One of these articles titled "Iran in the Middle of the Road: A World to be Discovered", deals with discovery and development of Gas deposits in Iran and export of energy by the country. He starts his article by asking this question that: how Iran is moving toward change and progress so quickly? And answering this question says Iran has found its way to development. The Bangladeshi journalist in another report titled "flourishing of knowledge based social structure in Iran" has said that Iran's significant status in the region is due to its political and economic development which are based on knowledge and science adding that acknowledge based structure is the driving force behind Iran's political, economic and even diplomatic progress. Iran without surrendering to domination of other nations or engaging in any political compromise, in a bold manner and based on force of will, is trying to gain world leadership status. The Bangladeshi journalist has said that Iranian authorities while cultivating the idea of simple life in the mind of their youths at the same time have insatiable desire to achieve knowledge and science so that the can depict a higher boundaries in their mind. Rashid Al-Islam has reminded that the reason behind Iran's progress is the free thinking of its nation adding that this idea that Iran can think as a free nation has helped the country to detach itself from the system of reliance to the donating countries and establish an alternative economy and that's why Iran, India, China and Pakistan can organize carpet expo. He then says one might think that carpet is a trivial commodity but a group of these small businesses would be able to resist the dominance of huge western trade might. The cyber journalist of the Diganta website by referring to Iran's industrial development has added that This country without relying on the western countries and neutralizing the impacts of the sanctions has come to this conclusion that despite the advancement of the west in technology sector it is not going to be their follower. The Bangladeshi journalist by underlining Iran's progress in various fields despite the current economic recession in the United States and Europe, has concluded that Iran, contrary to the Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf countries despite its oil revenue has not been submitted to luxurious and lavish life style. All the policies and economic programs of the country are based on scientific social structures and in other world the science and knowledge of Iranian nation is the source of all its power.
Iranians disregard sanctions and during the past 30 years have learned to become self-sufficient
When I was invited by Hezaro yek Shab Publication House to visit Tehran, I thought I would see a city hit by economic sanctions with no sign of life, empty streets with no food and petrol available. This was the picture provided by the revengeful western media from Tehran and other major Iranian towns and cities.The above is a part a report by a Lebanese reporter who upon returning to his country published on Nov. 19 last year in the Lebanese Al Havades Daily. Most of the foreign reporters who travel to Iran for the first time acknowledge that what they see for themselves in Iran is quite contrary to what they had in their mined. Industrial progress, urban development, clean environment and economic activities are quite evident in Tehran. Freedom and working of women along with men in every sector, religious diversity and free activities of religious minorities in Iran and most important of them all, the educated and updated youths were interesting features of Iranian society for foreign reporters and they have devoted numerous articles to these kind of topics. The reporter of Al- Havades daily is one of those foreign journalists who admit that he had a negative mind about Iran before visiting the country but soon after arriving at Tehran he has put aside all the previous images he had in his mind. Najib Safa the Lebanese reporter who attended the 17th International Press Exhibition, by rejecting the claims made by western media about the negative impacts of the sanction on Iranian economy has stressed that contrary to the propaganda campaign launched by the western media the economic and social conditions of Iranian people is quite satisfactory and they are enjoying a clam and normal life. The Lebanese journalist has added that what I witnessed was that Tehran was a very orderly city and life in the Iranian capital starts right from the early morning and we saw the hustle and bussel in every corner of the city and head lights of moving cars and colored lights glitter like stars, large public parks with beautiful green space and fountains are spread in many locations and restaurants are packed with people and finding an empty table is a hard job. What you see in Tehran could not be even found in most of the European and American capitals. The writer by referring to Iranian economic condition has said that Iranians are not affected by the economic sanctions and embargo and during the past 30 years have been able to produce more than what they need. Iran, in addition to production of petrol has set up modern factories for production of cars, military hardware and garments. While referring to women's employment, the Lebanese reporter has written that the interesting point about Iran is that women work like men and not many women wear Chador (black overall cover) and most of girls and women wear headscarf and mantaeu. One of the most striking features of Iranian society which has drawn the attention of the Lebanese journalist is the vibrant religious diversity. Although vast majority of Iranian population is Shia but the religious diversity is also quite evident in Iran and Sunni Muslims, Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians are living a peaceful life along with Shia Iranians, writes the Lebanese journalist.
Kazakh journalists satisfied with the Press Exhibition
The Kazakh media delegation who attended the 17th Tehran International Press Exhibition has published a detailed report about the exhibition and its participants. The report says the number of the stands haven been increased from the last year's figure of 485 to 700 this year and 250 foreign journalists from 175 news outlets from 55 countries attended the gathering. Many Iranians including journalists expressed their willingness to cooperate with Kazakhs on tourism sector. The members of Kazakh media delegation have also referred to their visit to Milad Tower and written that they have watched Tehran landscape at night from the top of the hexagon shaped tower which is designed and decorated based on Iranian classic architecture. They have also referred to their journey to the holy city of Qom which houses a large religious compound and the burial place of Imam Reza's sister. Here, like other mosques around the world, people seat on the ground and read religious books and listen to religious sermons. The holy shrine in the city of Qom is as magnificent as any other historical Islamic monuments and is beautifully decorated with colorful ties. At the conclusion of the article, the writer has reminded that tow letters of understanding and cooperation were signed between the Kazakh Lovaya Nedlia weekly and Iranian Moj and Qods news agencies.
Iran move towards progress and modernization in the Islamic world
Everyday the news media report the signing of multi billion Dollars investment agreements which definitely give new impetuous to Iran's progress in financial sector. Bangladeshi journalist, Rashid al-Islam who attended the 17th International Press Exhibition in Tehran last November in an article in Diganta website, by referring to the fact that Muslim countries have 75 percent of world's oil deposits, 50 percent of rubber and 50 percent of uranium deposits at their disposal but only 10 percent of the activities related to these sectors are being handled by Muslims themselves, has underlined the importance of technological advancement of Muslim nations. The writer adds that Islamic Republic of Iran in order to facilitate exchange of views and utilization of talents and potentials as well as cultural ties, has tried to bring the Muslim nations together. The Bangladeshi journalist by criticizing the ever increasing price of industrial commodities in comparison to oil prices has called this phenomenon as a ploy aimed at industrial and financial domination of the west over the Islamic world. He has praised Iran for its efforts to put an end to such mechanism and has written that multi national companies by increasing the price of the industrial products reap all the profits resulted from price hike. While the World Bank and International Monetary Found have joined forces to protect the interests of the multi national companies, this deep rooted mechanism could not be changed through spelling of words and that's why Iran not on its own but along with other Islamic countries is trying to modify the process of exploitation of the wealth of Muslim nations by western Multi national corporations. The reporter of the Diganta website in other part of its article refers to Iran as the first Muslim country to achieve progress in Nano technology and has reminded that Iran is number one in Nano technology among the Muslim countries and number four in the world scale. Rashid al-Islam recalling that Iran has been named the third economic power of the region by the International Monetary Found has written that Iran in a successful manner has proved that imposing of sanctions against this country is an inhuman act. Because of the sanctions, export of petrol to Iran is banned but Iran has been become a petrol exporting country itself. During the past six months export of non-oil commodities has increased by 123 percent. Export of carpet alone has increased by 42 percent. Iran has also diverted its attention towards African countries such as Kenya. Ghana and Togo and renders technical help and assistance to the under developed countries.The Bangladeshi journalist has concluded that Iran among the regional nations is number one in respect to medical science and healthcare. According to head of Iran's Chamber of Commerce Mohammad Nahavandian, all Iranian citizens are enjoying medical services based on western standards only by paying one fourth of the cost of such services in European countries.
Iran: a friendly and strong country which has no colonial or exploitative ambitions
Islamic world. Lebanese journalist Qaseb Mokhtar from Al-Safir newspaper has described the objective behind holding of International media exhibition in Tehran and its organizers as opening of new horizons in front of the eyes of world public opinion about realities of the Islamic Iran, other than its political, security and military characteristics. The Al-Safir in its article dated October 17, 2010 has recalled the help and assistance provided by Iran to Third World countries and added that Iran has tried to help others and to some extent has been successful in its efforts. The Lebanese daily has added that Iran without any colonial or exploitative ambitions and as a committed country has helped the poor and under developed countries in scientific and economic fields so that these countries by relying on friendly nations such as Iran to march towards progress and development.
Qom a corona in a humble ambiance
Lebanese journalist, Jamane Farhat, who has visited Qom has written about his feelings and findings during his journey to this Iranian holy city. On the way to Qom from Tehran we could not close our eyes even for a while because of the dazzling beauty of the vast desert and the rocks along both sides of the road. This Lebanese journalist who was in Tehran to attend the 17th International Press Exhibition, reflecting on the simple lifestyle prevailing in the holy city of Qom has written that the spiritual atmosphere dominates each perspective within the city and the first thing which you notice are the mud made houses which are the conspicuous symbol of simple way of life of the resident of this city. Jamaneh Farhat has described his observation of the ambiance of the holy shrine saying that by approaching the gate of the holy shrine you feel the beauty of the building. In order to see the twin minarets and the golden dome between them, one should look up very high. Inside the holy shrine because of the huge crowed you can not stand still even for a second and by looking around, would see myriads of male and female worshippers. The reporter of Lebanese Al bayan daily while describing the spirituality which has filled the air the city on the eve of the visit by the Supreme Leader, ayatollah Khamenei says his portrays along with that of Imam Khomeini decorates the streets of the city which is being ready to welcome the leader. Qom is a city which has brought up numerous jurists in its seminaries who are well known in Islamic world. He has described the library of Ayatollah Marashi as a huge establishment which houses large number old manuscripts of the holy Qorans.
Press Exhibition a venue for promoting Iran's image as a leading regional power
The 17th Press Exhibition held last October in Tehran could be compared with the gathering of the representatives of world major religions in Astaneh the capital of Kyrgyzstan. This comparison has been made by the Kyrgyz journalist Rostam Alisbayev who attended the pres exhibition. The reporter of the Delovaya Nidlia daily, writing of his observations about the exhibition has said that more than 240 local and foreign journalists reflected on the ways to promote cooperation in exchanged of experience and information. The Kyrgyz reporter has acknowledged that attending the press exhibition has helped him to introduce his country to his foreign colleagues and find new friends among journalists of the neighboring countries. Alisbayev has referred to tourist attractions in Tehran such as Milad Tower and said that we looked at Tehran at night from the top of Iran's highest tower. This tower which reflects the Iranian classic architecture is a hexagonal structure with 435 meters high.
Iran to help Tanzanians to find out their ethnic roots
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Houseini, speaking to foreign journalists attending 17th International Press Exhibition in Tehran, while referring to expansion of ties between Iran and African countries said a new generation of Tanzanians who have their root in Iranian province of Farce (Shiraz) has been identified.
According to Tanzanian Daily News, Jaafar Majasiri, the Tanzanian Journalist who attended the Tehran Press Exhibition has quoted the Iranian Culture Minister as saying: "in the past we had limited ties with countries of African continent but today our relations with African nations is gaining new dimensions". The Tanzanian daily news by highlighting Iran's capabilities in food processing industry has indicated that Tanzania can take advantage of Iran's technical know-how in this sector in order to reduce the extensive waste in its food industry. The Tanzanian agriculture Minister, Stephen Vasira following his recent visit to Tehran told reporters that Iran has taken major steps in mechanizing its agriculture and would continue its assistance to African countries to improve their agriculture.
Senegalese Le Matan Daily: Iran opens its door to foreign journalists
A reporter of Senegalese Le Matan Daily who along the managing Director of his country's National Radio and Television attended Tehran Press Exhibition, upon returning to Dakar has written that: Iran by holding the exhibition has opened its door to reporter from around the world. This event was an opportunity for the Iranian journalist to exchange views and become familiar with the experience of their foreign colleagues and to introduce their publications. According to Senegalese reporter more than 200 journalists from various news outlets attended the exhibition and Tehran with its 17 million population showed that more than ever before has opened its door to the outside world in order to show its contribution to the unity of Muslim world and liberation of Palestine.
Iran is different from what is depicted by western media
Two Georgian journalists, who visited Iran during the annual International Press Exhibition in Tehran in autumn, have expressed their surprise of the progress and developments made by Iran in recent years. Diana Trapaidzeh, manager and Marki Seidamonidzeh editor in chief of Georgian Inter Press News Agency who had attended the exhibition, upon their return to Tbilisi have met the Iranian embassy officials to talk about their findings and what they have witnessed while visiting Iran. They said: "presence of Iranian women in the society and their participation in public and private life of their country is quite visible and despite wearing Islamic dress they are very active in their daily life. Iranian women also play energetic role in Iranian media outlets. The two female Georgian journalists while referring to the baseless propaganda launched by the western media to tarnish the real image of Iran in the world said that contrary to what the foreign media depict of Iran we noticed a totally different image in Iran. Iranian people and the organizers of the Press Exhibition were very pleasant and well conducted and our five day stay in Iran was a joyful and interesting experience.
Zimbabwean Radio and TV president: thanks for opening up our eyes towards realities in Iran
Hapison Motche Chetre, who has been greatly impressed by the progress made by Iran in urban infra-structures and management of the mega city of Tehran, in meeting with Iranian ambassador to Harare said I am grateful for holding of Tehran International Press Exhibition was an occasion that opened up my eyes towards the realities in Iran. The head of the Zimbabwean Radio and Television, after returning to his country personally visited Iranian diplomatic mission in Harare and expressed his pleasure for having the opportunity to visit Iran and thanked the organizers of the press exhibition. Hapison Motche Chtre, who attended the 17th International Press Exhibition, held last November, described his visit to the holy city of Qom, Iranian National Library and other events arranged by the officials in charge of the exhibition as very useful and constructive. The Zimbabwean official who had a meeting with the managing director of international department of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), while describing Iranian media as modern and well advanced, express his country's readiness to extend the air time of Zimbabwean television from 12 hours a day to 24 hours by broadcasting Iranian Press TV programs for 12 hours.
Albanian Repoblica Daily: Iran is the regional super power
Iran had enjoyed good economic growth and while meeting most of its needs locally has recently made operational its first nuclear power plant. Nori Dargoya, the editor in chief of the mass circulated and independent Albanian Repoblica daily traveled to Iran last November along with Mrs. Harka from another widely circulated Panorama daily to attend the 17th Tehran International Press Exhibition. The Repoblica has published his editor observations about Iran's politico- economic, tourism, agriculture and media sectors in 5 separate articles.
Nori Deragoya by referring to large attendance of foreign media in the exhibition and their proper handling by the organizers has written that upon arriving at Tehran we were immediately transferred to the exhibition site and set up our stands. Participation of various media from 65 countries in this exhibition which was well managed and organized was very meaningful. Most of the stands belonged to Islamic countries but journalists from Britain, France, the Netherlands, Italy and other non-Muslim countries were also present. He has expressed his satisfaction for the services rendered to the gusts and written that we were accommodated in one of Tehran's best hotels. While referring to the active presence of Iranian journalists in the exhibition, the Albanian journalist had acknowledged that Iranian journalists are very active and they quite openly and freely criticize their government and negative developments in their country and propose remedies. The writer has added that Iran has made considerable progress in economic and agricultural sectors and exports some $88 billion goods annually and in return imports $54 billion goods and commodities which shows that the country has remarkable trade surplus. By referring to Iran's rich oil, gas and other mineral resources, the Albanian journalist said Iran enjoys economic stability and is considered as the economic giant of the region. Iran produces most of its requirements and recently has launched its first nuclear power plant. In Iran the main economic sectors are industry and services but economic sector also plays important role in Iranian economy. He described Iran hand made carpet industry as one of the most powerful industries in the region an the world with output of 5.5 million square meter of finest type of hand woven carpets which 3.6 million square meters of it is exported to foreign markets, making Iran the world largest exporter of this commodity. Iranian hand made carpet is world famous for producing the finest carpets. He said Iran Khodro car maker is the largest car manufacturer in the country. The Albanian journal also has underlined the richness of Iranian culture and natural beauties which are unknown for foreign tourists.
Iran International Exhibition Of Press And News Agencies
Awards to be presented to active reporters during Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Press and Information, Mr. Mohammad Ali Ramin speaking in the third press conference on the International Exhibition of Press and News Agencies said this event will be the most vibrant and dynamic exhibition of its kind in the history of the Islamic republic. Last year there were 485 stands in the exhibition but this year the number is increased to nearly 700 booths which will accommodate more than 2400 local and foreign media, said the deputy minister.
Nearly 600 provincial publications will also take part in this year's exhibition along with 150 foreign media including newspapers, periodicals and other news outlets, most of them attending this cultural event for the first time. The deputy culture minister hoped that during the exhibition the Iranian national media can use the opportunity to promote their international position and conclude memorandum of understanding and cooperation with their foreign counterparts. This year special pavilions will be set up in the exhibition hall for the government officials to meet and confer with journalists. Special stands named women and media, martyrs and media, media and Palestine, media and relief aids sent to Pakistani flood victims and transparency stand for disclosing the plots hatched by the profane sects are also provided in this exhibition, said the deputy culture minister.
Iran International Exhibition Of Press And News Agencies
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini Speaking in the inauguration ceremony of 17th international Exhibition of Press and News Agencies said putting an end to the western media's dominance and the monopoly over the news is a highly valued mission for the press in the cyber war. The press by converting the words to prints are making a major contribution to our culture and that's why the almighty God has swear on pen in the Holy Quran, said the minister. Some 39300 newspaper and other publications have license but 3134 of them are currently publishing, according to the minister. Mr. Hosseini said if the Supreme Leader has named the university students as the cadets of the Cyber war, those working in the media are undoubtedly the commanders of the said war. Creating doubts, tension in the world and discord among the Muslims, deceiving the public opinion, spreading rumors are some the tools employed by the western media to achieve their objectives, added the minister of culture.
Iran International Exhibition Of Press And News Agencies Press fair and Islamic Solidarity
The cultural editor of the Qatari newspaper Al-Arab commenting on the question of Cyber War on the sideline of Tehran Exhibition of Press and News Agencies said the Qatari and other Arab news outlets are fighting back the propaganda campaign launched by the super powers against the Muslin nations. Speaking to Iranian journalists, Saeed Dahri said the Qatari newspapers are in line with the policies of their government and follow a normal approach but the unfortunately the Aljazirah TV channel has its own policies and pursues the policies of the supper powers. Commenting on the Exhibition, the Qatari journalist said the media fair was has been held in a very high level and holding this kind of events will pave the way for other nations to become familiar with Iranian culture and enhance the solidarity among the Islamic countries. According to Mr. Dahri, the Al-Arab newspaper attaches great importance to Iranian culture and since 2007 a special page in this paper has been devoted to Iranian literature
Middle-east the most important region of the world
In a gathering on the sideline of Tehran Media Fair attended by local and foreign Muslim scholars and commentators, the role of Iran in the middle-east region was put for discussion. Speaking in the beginning of this roundtable discussion, Mr. M.A Mohtadi, an expert on regional issues said middle-east is the most important region of the world and is an international region because a number of major wars have taken place in this part of the world and the region due to its important strategic position is coveted by the enemies. During the presidency of Gorge W. Bush the project of the so called new middle-eat was launched and based on this scheme the US government actually occupied several countries in the region but now that the American military project has failed Washington has started the withdrawal strategy, said Mr. Mohtadi. According to Mr. Mohtadi, Middle Eastern countries could be divided into two groups: those countries which can be referred as moderate such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and few others and those who are considered as the axis of resistance namely Iran, Syria, Lebanese and Palestinian Islamic Resistance. Islamic republic of Iran plays an important role among the second group and without Iran this front can not survive and because of Iran no one can inflict any harm to the axis.
Qatari media take part in Tehran media fair
Qatari media attended Tehran press and news agencies exhibition for the seventh time. Saeed Dahri Morteza the head of cultural section of the Al-Arab newspaper said Iranian media and news agencies have been very successful in depicting a good image of Iran. Referring to the special day called Islamic media and emancipation of Palestine held at the exhibition, Mr. Dahri said the Palestinian question is a public issue for the Muslims and it is not limited to any particular country and the media by their activities must work for salvation of Palestine.
Ramin: Western media spread the sense of insecurity
Deputy Culture and Islamic Guidance Mister for press and information, Mr. Mohhamad Ali Ram speaking in gathering held on the sideline of Tehran media fair to review the terrorism deterring role of media said the western media are the prime source of spreading the sense of insecurity in American and European societies and their objective is to cover up the internal problems and shortcomings.
The September 11 incident in US which took place despite numerous security agencies was in fact a pretext to spread the sense of insecurity throughout the world and use the opportunity to legitimize all sorts of crimes and killings, said Mr. Ramin. The September 11 took place at the time when the situation in The US was quite calm but the country's politicians needed a self inflicting excuse to advance their own agenda.
The first gathering and international award of female journalists
The first gathering and the international award of female journalists of the Islamic World titled The Words of Zeinab(a.s) was held on the sideline of Tehran Media exhibition. Speaking in the gathering the managing director of Women and Family International News Agency said "the Muslim female reporters in their Islamic dress (hijab) are echoing the voice of Islam throughout the world.
Sadighe Qannadi said we hope this gathering to become a center to bring all female journalist from across the world together so that they can convey the true message to all freedom lovers of the world. The female reporters have learned the lesson of conveying the divine messag from Zeinab (a.s). So far more than 100 female reporters have been identified and we hope their number reaches to thousands. At the conclusion of this gathering the successful and properly dress female reporter were praised for their achievement and they were presented with special awards.
Chinese Journalist: visiting Iran was an interesting
Mrs. Wi yen from the Chinese and World Report News Agency, who attended Tehran media fair described her presence in the exhibition as very useful and worthy. She said the arrangements for exhibition were excellent and we enjoyed every single day of our presence in Iran. The Chinese journalist also expressed her satisfaction with the quality the exhibition and said the event took place in an orderly manner.
Reviewing the anti-Zionist movement in Europe and US
A prominent Iranian broadcasting journalist speaking on the sideline of the 17th International Exhibition of Press and News Agencies in Tehran said following the Islamic Revolution a Zionist movement was launched against the Revolution. Commenting on the anti-Zionist movement in the United States and Europe, Nader Talebzadeh said after 30 years since the Islamic Revolution and occupation of two countries by the US and following the September 11 events, due to enlightenment of the people and their anger for hearing lies and cheatings from their politicians, an anti-Zionist movement has taken shape among the European Intellectuals. The actual axis of evil is Zionism and that's why a new anti-Zionist movement has been launched in recent years, said the Iranian journalist. Speaking in the same gathering, deputy Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister for Press and Information said Zionist for the past 400 years had the control and management of the world in their hands but the Islamic Revolution put an end to the domination of the Zionists. Mr. M.A Ramin Said Islamic Revolution attacked the arrogant system of the USSR as well as The United States and Britain and the Zionist entity and all these power despite 30 years of plots and launching of media warfare against Islamic Revolution have not been able to stop the downfall process of the Zionist regime and this regime is definitely going to collapse.
Russian Journalist: exhibition an opportunity for convergence
A veteran Russian journalist attending the Tehran Media Fair said events such as this exhibition creates an ideal opportunity for creating a friendly atmosphere for foreign and local journalists to work along each other. Mr. Mortezayef said the exhibition provided the chance for the foreign journalists to become more acquainted with Iranian news outlets.
Journalist from 120 foreign media visit Imam Sadegh University
Dozens of Journalists from the foreign media attending the Tehran Media Fair had an inspection tour of Imam Sadegh (a) University. Hojatoleslam Mir Lohi, the managing director of International Relations Department of the university talking about the special characteristics of Imam Sadegh University said this is the only academic establishment that all courses are based on the Islamic science and teachings. Answering a question about the enrolment of Foreign students in this university, Mr. Mir Lohi said the process is handled by the embassies of the concerned individuals who wish to come to Iran and enroll in this university.
Media, world of Islam and emancipation of Palestine
Te Palestinian news agency attended the media fair in Iran to increase interaction with other nations. The head of the information center of Palestine, Abu Sarvar in an interview on the sideline of the exhibition described the cultural situation in Iran as good and positive adding that Iran is the only country which reflects the resistance news in a genuine manner and informs other nations on the Palestine situation. He said devoting a special day as day of Palestine during this cultural event shows that Palestinian resistance has a special position in Iran and the media have been successful in reflecting this position. The Palestinian official said Iranian press and news agencies are quite active and their works both quantitatively and qualitatively are satisfactory.
Visit by Iranain president to Lebanon serves as keeping alive the Palestinian and Le
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hoseini visiting the Tehran International Media Fair said president Ahmadinejd's recent visit to Lebanon served as momentum to keep alive the Palestinian and Lebanese questions. The Palestinian question is the common question of the Islamic world and could serve as the source of unity among the Muslims, said the minister.
He called on the media to convey full range of information about the Palestinian question to the younger generation.
Senegalese journalist: the media fair a rare opportunity for dialogue among Journalists
The managing director of Senegalese daily Le Matan, Hasan Samb talking to reporters said presence of local and foreign media under one roof and along each other is a great and useful experience. The Senegalese journalist said the large number of visitors shows the improvement of the knowledge of Iranian people about news and media. The event was a good opportunity for the local and foreign journalist to become familiar with the press laws of different countries. He also called on all journalists to expose the crimes committed by America and Israel and said Muslim journalists are bound to pay attention to Palestinian question.
Zimbabweans attend Tehran Media Fair for the first time
Representatives of Zimbabwean media for the first time attended the 17th Tehran Media Fair. Machecheter Happion, head of the Zimbabwean media delegation speaking to reporters on the sideline of the exhibition said his objective of attending this event is to become acquainted with the Iranian media. He said the Iranian media in comparison with their foreign counterparts have a better conduct and Iranian journalists have been successful in introducing their country to the world. He described the presence of various thinking trends in the media festival as unique and unprecedented. Iran International Exhibition Of Press And News Agencies
Armenian chief diplomat in Tehran visits Tehran Media Fair
Armenian ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran while visiting the media exhibition said as its known, press is considered the fourth estate and play a very important role in the society. Arakian, described the atmosphere of the exhibition positive and should not allow political disputes to be played out in this kind of occasions. The Armenian chief diplomat in Tehran said in order to achieve fairness in media world the press freedom and respect for the people's dignity should be guaranteed.
Local and foreign media singe letters of understanding
Five letters of understanding were concluded between the representatives of the Iranian newspapers and the foreign media attending Tehran international media Fair. The first letter of understanding aimed at promoting ties and cooperation was signed by representatives of Isfahan Emrooz Daily and the Emrooz News of Tajikistan.
The same Tajik daily signed similar cooperation agreement with the Iranian daily Asr Azadi. The representative of the daily Shar Ara from the holy city of Mashhad signed cooperation agreement with Central Asian news agencies. Representatives The Syrian official new agency (SANA) and Iranian Women and Family News Agency as well as Egyptian Al Ahram daily have held the preliminary talks and as soon as the way is paved they will sign letters of understanding and cooperation. The letter of understanding section is added to the fair for the first time and these letters are prepared and singed in three languages: Farsi, Arabic and English. Holding training workshops, exchange of software and films, Data Banks, conducting joint research workshops and inviting experts and scholars to take part in scientific gathering are some of the important elements in the letters of understanding signed by Iranian and foreign media outlets.