New York, NY - Two-Year Effort Pays Off For The Forward; Iranian Government Issues Newspaper Reporting Visa
New York, NY - Following a two-year effort, both the Jewish Daily Forward’s editor-in-chief and reps for Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance have confirmed that a reporting visa has been secured by the New York-based paper, allowing a Forward staffer to report first-hand what Iranians are thinking about its July 14 nuclear agreement with the U.S.
NYTIMES.com (http://nyti.ms/1HvwR1D) reports that according to ministry reps the visa, which was issued on July 20, was valid for 30 days, but Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner disagreed, insisting the visa had only a 7-day lifespan.
Regardless, Eisner noted, The Forward’s reporter has already come and gone from Iran and is back in the U.S.
Calling the nuclear agreement “of huge importance to American Jews,” Eisner said the purpose of the assignment was give readers an “in-depth, objective look at what real Iranians think.”
Eisner said the content related to the Iranian trip will appear next week both in print and on the paper’s website.
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