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The event will begin with the showing of the film, "The Ayatollah's Seal" followed by a talk by Sadeq Saba, ending with a Q&A session.

Guest: Sadeq Saba

Head of BBC Persian Service

Sadeq Saba became the Head of BBC Persian Service in 2010. Prior to that, he was the BBC Iranian affairs analyst for over a decade. He has covered three presidential elections and many other major events in Iran. Most recently, Sadeq travelled to Iran to present the acclaimed television series A Taste of Iran.  He will talk about the value and importance of freedom of speech and the problems and challenges that BBC Persian is currently facing.

BBC Persian is part of BBC World Service and is the Persian-speaking world’s leading international broadcaster, providing news to Persian speaking audiences around the world, paying special attention to those in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.  BBC Persian is a multimedia service, available on radio, television, internet, mobile phones and handheld devices. 11.9 million people from around the world listen to and watch BBC Persian each week. has been blocked in Iran by the authority since January 2006, but despite censorship, the site now receives around 50 million page views each month, including Persian-speakers in Eurasia, North America and Europe.

About the film: The Ayatollah's Seal, BBC Persian’s ground-breaking documentary that charts the Ayatollah’s reign and, through a number of interviews with relatives, biographers and politicians, builds a profile of Iran’s most powerful man

Friday, January 25, 2013. 6:30 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.50 hour(s).
Jordan Hall, Building 420, Room 041 (Map)
Iranian Studies Program

Free and open to the public.

General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
lecture, arts, film, international, humanities