About us

Persia Digest (PD) is an independent news-analysis website in Iran covering news, reports, and special interviews all related to Iranian politics, economy, arts, culture, tourism, sport, science, and social life.

For a plethora of reasons, international public opinion on Iran has been incomplete or inaccurate. PD is endeavoring to introduce Iran in a professional, impartial, and committed way.

To achieve this, Persia Digest has been working with independent, experienced journalists, reporters, analysts, and translators.

PD news is posted in both Persian and English; lovers of the Persian language can use this opportunity by clicking on the ‘Persian news link’ above the English article to read the same text in Persian.

PD founder and president, Mohammad-Hossein Khoshvaght, served as Director General of the Foreign Media Department at the Ministry of Culture from 1998 to 2006. He has studied political science and international relations and authored a book and numerous articles on this subject. His book entitled Foreign Policy Decision Making Analysis has been reprinted three times. currently, he is a university lecturer with other media and cultural activities in the private sector.

PD’s chief editor is Jalil Bayat. He is currently a PhD candidate in international relations at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran and active in researching and writing on foreign policy and international relations.