Ettela'at

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Ettela'at Newspaper
Ettelaat.svg
Newspaper's Logo
Type Daily
Publisher Iran Chap Organisation
Editor Mohmoud Doai
Staff writers Abbas Masoudi
Founded 10 July 1926; 88 years ago (1926-07-10)
Headquarters Tehran
Iran
Official website www.ettelaat.com

Ettela'at (Persian: روزنامهٔ اطلاعات‎) is a Persian language daily newspaper published in Iran. It is among the oldest publications in the country.

History and profile[edit]

Ettala'at was started in 1926.[1] The circulation of the paper was 15,000 copies during the reign of Reza Shah.[1]

On 6 January 1978 a slanderous article appeared in Ettela'at suggesting Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was a homosexual and a serving British agent.[2] The next day, clerics in Qom protested and the police demanded they disperse.[2] When they refused, police opened fire and at least twenty people were killed. Iranian media displayed outraged mounting tensions leading up to the 1979 Iranian Revolution.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mushira Eid (1 January 2002). The World of Obituaries: Gender across Cultures and over Time. Wayne State University Press. p. 52. ISBN 0-8143-3655-8. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Sandra Mackey (1996) The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation. Plum Penguin Group. New York, NY. p.278 ISBN 0-452-27563-6