Can BBC, VOA, Radio Farda compete in "highly complex" Iranian media environment?

Posted: 10 Nov 2007

"The BBC Persian Service, highly regarded during the years leading to the Revolution of 1979, and again during the reform years of mid 90s, is now viewed sceptically. Even its loyal supporters now describe the BBC as resembling a 'dinosaur', strong and historically significant but old fashioned. The young are simply no longer prepared to listen to poor quality reception when they have access to at least 12 lively FM channels in Tehran alone. ... US media is taken even less seriously. While the young like the Los Angles Persian music played on the 24 hour US funded Voice of America and Radio Farda, they feel the distance." Massoumeh Torfeh, The Guardian organ grinder, 9 November 2007.

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