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Ettela'at Newspaper
Newspaper's Logo
Type Daily
Publisher Iran Chap Organisation
Editor Mohmoud Doai
Staff writers Abbas Masoudi
Founded 10 July 1926; 89 years ago (1926-07-10)
Headquarters Tehran, Iran

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

Ettela'at Paper news Khamenei was voted as Iran president - 1981

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] The paper has a conservative stance[2] and focuses on political, cultural, social and economic news.[3]

Ettela'at Newspaper titling Tomorrow Morning at 9 Meeting Imam (Khomeni) in Tehran during Iranian Revolution.

On 6 January 1978 a slanderous article appeared in Ettela'at suggesting Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was a homosexual and a serving British agent.[4] The next day, clerics in Qom protested and the police demanded they disperse.[4] 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.[4]

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  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. ^ Arash Karami (15 March 2014). "Iran’s Fourth Estate". Asharq Al Awsat. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Abdolrasoul Jowkar; Fereshteh Didegah (2010). "Evaluating Iranian newspapers' web sites using correspondence analysis". Library Hi Tech 28 (1): 119–130. doi:10.1108/07378831011026733. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  4. ^ 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