Iran: New Politics, New Media

CPD-Journalism Directors' Forum

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.

Panelists included:
Roger Cohen, New York Times columnist
Mike Shuster, National Public Radio correspondent
Mahasti Afshar, independent scholar

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.


**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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