Media Roundtable: The Underlying Causes Of The Ongoing Protests In Iran's Southwestern Khuzestan Province
On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the ongoing peaceful protests in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province over water shortages. The Khuzestan Province is home to around 80 percent of Iran's oil fields, 60 percent of the country's gas reserves, and 40 percent of its surface water. Yet, it is one of the most impoverished regions in Iran. What are the root causes of these protests?
Farnaz Fassihi, award winning reporter for The New York Times
The New York Times: ‘I Am Thirsty!’ Water Shortages Compound Iran’s Problems
The Guardian: How Iran's Khuzestan went from wetland to wasteland
Human Rights Watch: Iran: Deadly Response to Water Protests