Commemoration of the Iranian Media Legend Iraj Gorgin

A book launch

Sunday, January 13, 2013
5:00 PM
147 Dodd Hall

*Lecture in Persian


A veteran journalist and radio and television personality, Iraj Gorgin studied Persian literature at the University of Tehran and received his MA degree in Communication Management from Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. In Iran, Iraj Gorgin worked as the managing director of "Radio 2", one of Iran's national radio stations; managing director of the second network of national Iranian radio and television; and editor-in-chief of Tamasha magazine. After leaving Iran at the time of the 1979 Revolution, Gorgin moved to California and founded the first privately owned and independent Persian-language radio, Radio Omid (Hope). Iraj Gorgin was the first deputy director of Radio Azadi (REF/RL) broadcast to Iran from Prague. He is widely respected for his pioneering role in fostering professional and modern, non-partisan and free media outlets in Persian.


Part of the Bilingual Lecture Series

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Johanna Romero
(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies of UCLA