The politicians and leaders of our world are squandering their time, energy and resources over trivial conflicts, power struggles and pursuing goals that are not conducive to global peace and sustainable development. Nations across the globe are suffering as a result of poverty, economic predicaments, political turmoil, the unstoppable stream of global warming, water and food insecurity, growing pollution of the air, oceans and forests, natural disasters and many other hardships that befall the human society. Even so, meaningful steps are not being taken at the right time and wisely, and the future continues to seem bleak. Even though I don’t want to sound unnecessarily skeptical and maintain that the world leaders have not addressed...Continue reading
Monthly archive : "August, 2015"
Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: As Iran’s tourism industry grows steadily, the corporate media’s stereotypical portrayal of Iran becomes unpopular and sometimes ridiculed by the Western citizens. With the influx of foreign tourists into Iran, especially from the European countries, more people are getting familiar with the unseen face of Iran as a country with an ancient culture, civilization and several natural and cultural magnets unknown to the world. An Italian journalist and photographer, who has traveled to Iran in the recent years three times, tells Fars News Agency that the media’s clichés about Iran are obsolete and tiresome. Angela Corrias believes that Iranians are civilized and educated people and...Continue reading
Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: On the final day of the Global Media Forum 2015 and while I had only a couple of hours to pack my luggage and depart from Bonn to Frankfurt and catch my return flight to Tehran, I got the chance to talk to a leading British peace-worker and women rights activist for a 15-minute interview for Iran Review. Scilla Elworthy is the founder of the Oxford Research Group, an advisor of The Elders and a member of several international peace organizations. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times in recognition of her work on nuclear non-proliferation and the facilitation of dialog between weapons policy-makers and their critics. A member and councilor of the World Future Council, Ms....Continue reading