Iran: Understanding the Unrest

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A picture obtained on June 21, 2009 shows Iranian riot police blocking protesters on a street of Tehran. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

To help put the unrest in Iran into perspective, we turn to three different voices from the Iranian and Iranian-American community. Kelly Niknejad is editor and founder of the Iranian news website Tehran Bureau, Amir Farokhi, an Iranian-American attorney in Atlanta, and "Nahzi" an Iranian artist who wishes to remain anonymous because she will soon return to Iran, all join The Takeaway to discuss what news sources they trust, and what their hopes are for Iran.

"The help of Obama or American government directly is very, very dangerous right now."
— Kelly Niknejad, founder of Tehran Bureau, on involvement in Iran

Guests:

Amir Farokhi, Nahzi and Kelly Niknejad

Contributors:

Jen Poyant

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