Masih Alinejad

Journalist

Alijenad was born as Masoumeh Alinejad but uses the first name "Masih" (anointed or Messiah) which is the title of Jesus of Nazareth in Islam and Christianity. Alinejad was politically active from a young age and was arrested as an activist for producing leaflets critical of the Government in 1994…click here for more

 

Roya Hakakian

Roya Hakakian

Her opinion columns, essays and book reviews appear in English language publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and NPR’s All Things Considered among many others. She has collaborated on over a dozen hours of programming for leading journalism units in network television, including CBS 60 Minutes. …more

 

Parviz Kardan

Parviz Kardan

Parviz Kardan is a highly respected and revered Iranian cinema legend, director, comedian and playwright. Parviz Kardan is known as the crown prince of Iranian comedy as well as being a powerful dramatic actor. …more

 

Homa Sarshar (Master of Ceremonies)

Journalist, Author, Producer and Organizer

Homa Sarshar worked as a correspondent, reporter, and columnist for Zan-e Ruz weekly magazine and Kayhan daily newspaper in Iran from 1964 to 1978. During this period, she also worked as a television producer, director, and talk-show host for National Iranian Radio & Television… click here for more