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Type Daily
Founder(s) Mohammad Mahdi Faghihi
Editor-in-chief Seyed Taha Hashemi
Founded 1991
Political alignment Conservative
Language Persian
Ceased publication 2004
Headquarters Qum, Iran
Website Officialwebsite

Entekhab (Persian: انتخاب Choice in English) was a Persian language newspaper published in Iran between 1991 and 2004. Nevertheless, its news website is active under the name of "Entekhab Professional News Site" (Entekhab.ir), only working in Persian language.

History and profile[edit]

Entekhab was founded by Mohammad Mahdi Faghihi, a close advisor to Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, and a board member on The Islamic Propagation Office of the Islamic Seminary of Qom, in 1991.[1] Taha Hashemi was the editor-in-chief of the paper.[1][2] The daily had a conservative stance and was based in Qum.[3]

Khamenei ordered the paper to close down shortly after its start.[1] Although it was reopened later, the paper was banned in 2004.[1]

The paper still operates an online version.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Entekhab". Iran Media Program. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Homa Katouzian; Hossein Shahidi (15 October 2007). Iran in the 21st Century: Politics, Economics & Conflict. Routledge. p. 170. ISBN 978-1-134-07760-1. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Thakur Ramesh; Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu (1 September 2007). The Iraq Crisis and World Order. Pearson Education India. p. 140. ISBN 978-81-317-0848-4. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

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