Initially interested in poetry and painting, she became a journalist for the daily Zan. Camelia Entekhabifard is an Iranian journalist, news analyst and columnist who writes primarily on Iranian foreign policy issues with a focus on the Iranian nuclear negotiations and agreement. She also writes on Middle Eastern regional issues to include the crisis in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and the political and security situation in Afghanistan.
She has since and continues to report on Iran and Afghanistan for AP, Reuters, Le Monde Diplomatique, al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya, al-Hayat, al-Ahram Weekly, New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Village Voice, and Mother Jones, among many others. Her book Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth—a Memoir of Iran (ISBN 1583227199) was published in March 2007 and translated into several different languages to include English, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian and Turkish.
Camelia holds a master's degree from New York University’s School of Journalism and another master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Written by Camelia Entekhabifard:
- Unveiled Threats. Village Voice, 28 March 2001
- Behind the Veil. Mother Jones, Mai/June 2001
- Afghan Plan Unravels. Village Voice, 15 October 2001
- U.S. Looks for Someone to Trust. Village Voice, 26 October 2001
- Afghanistan's Sentimental King. Village Voice, 15 November 2001
- Gotta go. Village Voice, 16 November 2001
- With Friends Like These (with James Ridgeway). Village Voice, 5 December 2001