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Media Roundtable: Anti-Government Protests In Iran & The Iran Cables

iranian students' news agency, isna
A road is blocked by protestors after authorities raised gasoline prices, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly crackdown on nationwide anti- governmnet protests in Iran, which were sparked by steep hikes in fuel prices.

According to Amnesty International, more than 106 protesters have been killed. Thousands have been injured and arrested. The government has also imposed communications blackouts. We’ll also learn about The Iran Cable, which is an unprecedented leak of 700 pages revealing the extent of Iran’s influence in Iraq.


Farnaz Fassihi, award winning reporter with the New York Times covering Iran 

James Risen, Pulitzer winning journalist and national security correspondent for the Intercept

Web Resources:

The NY Times: Iran Declares Protests Are Over, but the Evidence Suggests Otherwise

The NY Times: The Ayatollah Comes for the Internet

Center for Human Rights in Iran: Lethal and Excessive Force Against Protestors in Iran Must Cease, News Blackout Must End

The Intercept: The Iran Cables



Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.