|"An independent source of news
on Iran and the Iranian diaspora"
|Owned by||Kelly Golnoush Niknejad|
Tehran Bureau is an online news magazine covering politics, foreign affairs, culture and society in Iran and the Iranian Diaspora. It was founded by Iranian-born journalist Kelly Golnoush Niknejad in February 2008, initially as a blog. In May 2009, it was launched as a virtual news bureau, featuring a growing list of regular contributors and journalists knowledgeable about Iran and Iranian affairs. Tehran Bureau combines aspects of traditional journalism and new media, using trusted online social networks to complement conventional coverage. Starting out as an independent news organization, Tehran Bureau had no affiliation with and received no funding or support from any government, religious, or interest group. However in September 2009 it began a collaboration with the Public Broadcasting Service television series "Frontline" which will provide it with financing, host its Web site and provide editorial support. In return Tehran Bureau will help shape a coming “Frontline” program about Iran.
Its mission statement states, "Tehran Bureau is a virtual bureau connecting journalists, Iran experts and readers all over the world. Our stories are written by Iranians in Iran and the Middle East, foreigners viewing or interacting with our culture for the first time, and hyphenated Iranians best suited to bridge the cultures." 
Among its contributing journalists Muhammad Sahimi, Jason Rezaian, Gareth Smyth and many others writing without a byline since the crackdown on journalists after the June 12 presidential election of 2009.
- Tehran Bureau official site
- Tehran Bureau Press Release[dead link]
- Disapora Iranians spreading the message, David Mattin, The Guardian, 17 June 2009
- Laura Secor: Why Tehran Matters, The New Yorker, June 15, 2009
- "Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, M.S. ’05, M.A. ’06, launches Tehran Bureau" Columbia University Journalism School Press Room
- "The Virtual Iran Beat" Harvard University Nieman Foundation
- The Boston Globe, June 20, 2009
- Rachman blog at The Financial Times
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