Potkin Azarmehr

Potkin Azarmehr left Iran after the so-called “Cultural Revolution” shortly after the Islamists took over. In 2005, unhappy about the unrealistic Western media reports on Iran, he started his own blog in English to cover the Iranian news which doesn't make it to the Western mass media. In February 2009, he won the "International Council for Press and Broadcasting Media Award" in the 'Cutting Edge New Media category.' Over the years, his blog became very influential and a reference source on the pro-democracy secular struggle in Iran. In 2010, during the peak of the post-election protests in Iran, the number of unique visitors accessing his blog went past 90,000 a year. He is currently a contributor to several newspapers and Television stations on Iran related news and also writes and produces a number of TV programs.

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