Bijan Nobaveh, a former correspondent for Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
at UN headquarters in New York who later became a member of Iran’s parliament,
said the Western governments are fairly wary of the revolutionary Iran and have
established dozens of media outlets tasked with influencing the attitude of the
"To advance their agenda regarding the communists [Soviet Union], arrogant powers established a radio channel called ‘superior life’. But after the Islamic Revolution, they have created over 100 television and radio channels that publish anti-Islamic Republic content in Persian. This indicates the importance of the Islamic Republic, which is a source of fear for arrogant powers,” he said.
Speaking in a recent meeting on history of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Nobaveh said the Western governments have also employed western media giants to fight Iran.
According to my research, over the past 20 years, the three big news agencies of Reuters, AFP and AP have published two million words against the Islamic Republic, most of which were aimed at changing the Iranian peoples’ lifestyle and beliefs, Tasnim News Agency quoted him as saying.