New report on Iranian journalism co-authored by Amy Brouillette

New report on Iranian journalism co-authored by Amy Brouillette

CMCS researcher Amy Brouillette coauthored “Outside In: The Practices and Perceptions of Iranian Diaspora Journalists”, the new report of the Iran Media Project, which looks at the transnational dimension of Iranian journalism. The Iran Media Project is a collaborative network of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania. The report was authored by Amy Brouillette, Magdalena Wojcieszak (University of Amsterdam) and Briar Smith (School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania).

The report is based on a survey of Iranian journalists working outside of Iran and looks the relationship between Iranian reporters abroad and their international and domestic audiences. Given the heavy state censorship on domestic media, Iranian journalists abroad have become significant sources of information about Iran — both for the Iranians inside and outside of the country. Furthermore, their work has contributed to the creation of a “transnational information network connecting Iranians across the globe”.

The study is a complement to the first report published in 2013 by the Iran Media Project, “Facing Boundaries, Finding Freedom: An In-Depth Report on Iranian Journalists Working in Iran”, also authored by Brouillette, Wojcieszak and Smith. This first report built on a survey of Iranian journalists inside Iran, focusing on the working practices and perceptions of domestic journalists.