Iran: New Politics, New Media
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy and ASC School of Journalism were proud to host a forum discussing Iran: New Politics, New Media. This discussion was moderated by Philip Seib, Director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and featured an illustrious group of panelists.
About Roger Cohen
Roger Cohen is a New York Times columnist who covered the Iranian public's response to their presidential election.
About Mike Shuster
Mike Shuster is a diplomatic correspondent for National Public Radio. He reported about the post-election events in Iran.
About Mahasti Afshar
Mahasti Afshar has monitored the use of social media in post-election Iran.
**IN THE NEWS**
**Roger Cohen quotes his fellow guest speaker Mahasti Afshar in his New York Times Op-Ed piece, New Tweets, Old Needs, which recaps the conversation from the forum:
"Two mullahs gaze out on a crowd of protesters in Tehran. The one says, 'Arrest the correspondents.' To which the despondent reply is: 'But they’re all correspondents!'"
**Mahasti Afshar discusses comments made at this event in this Huffington Post article, "Twitter Is Now All I Have."
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