The Press and Public Diplomacy in Iran, 1820–1940

  title={The Press and Public Diplomacy in Iran, 1820–1940},
  author={Camron Michael Amin},
  journal={Iranian Studies},
  pages={269 - 287}
  • C. Amin
  • Published 4 February 2015
  • Political Science, History
  • Iranian Studies
The under-appreciated role of the press as a tool of public diplomacy was rooted in its origins as a Qajar state project in the nineteenth century, but also cultivated by a shared impulse of Iranian journalists and statesmen to represent Iran effectively in the court of world opinion. Moreover, foreign governments often reacted to the Iranian press generally, not just the official newspapers and not just newspapers produced in Iran, as a forum though which to advance or protect their interests… 
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