Tasnim News Agency

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Tasnim News Agency
TypeBroadcast newspaper online and mobile
FoundedNovember 11, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-11-11)
Headquarters12th Avenue, Mirzaye Shirazi Street, Tehran, Iran
OwnerIslamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO)
Key people
Majid Gholizadeh
Official website
Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency (Persian: خبرگزاری تسنیم‎) is a private news agency in Iran launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.[2] All its content is licensed as Creative Commons.


Its stated aims are to "[defend] the Islamic Republic against negative media propaganda campaign and providing our readers with realities on the ground about Iran and Islam."[3]

As of 2014, Tasnim's main headquarters for news is based in Iran's capital Tehran, with reporters across the country and region sending in reports.

Tasnim has strong links with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). On 10 April 2013 the IRGC chief Mohammad Ali Jafari visited the Tasnim headquarters and was quoted by the news agency saying "The faithful and Revolutionary media have today a very heavy duty in confronting anti-islamic and anti-human plots of the oppressors".[4]

Tasnim English News[edit]

Tasnim News Agency maintains a department staffed with dual language speakers of both English and Persian which translates some of the agency's articles into English.[5]


  1. ^ "خبرگزاری تسنیم - خبرگزاری تسنیم؛ چشمه‌ی جوشان آگاهی‌بخشی". Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Tasnim News Agency launched". Tehran Times. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ "About us". Tasnim News Agency. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Visit of IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari". Tasnim News Agency. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Tasnim News Agency". Retrieved 21 May 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Tasnim at Wikimedia Commons