First Wednesday: Iran, democracy and an international war of words

Talk June 2, 2010 7:00 PM

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One year on from Iran’s tumultuous and controversial presidential elections, how far is the country from genuine democracy? And with a new government in Downing Street, what will the UK’s response be to an anxious and potentially nuclear-armed Iran?

Join us for another of our First Wednesday discussions with an expert panel to discuss modern Iran and its challenges

With Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned in Iran last year; Ian Black, the Guardian’s Middle East editor; Ann Harrison, from Amnesty International and Afshin Rattansi, co-host of Rattansi & Ridley. Chaired by Pooneh Ghoddoosi, journalist with BBC Persian TV.

First Wednesday events are lively public meetings that bring together experts and commentators and mix their views with contributions from our audience. Here is the video from last month’s FW event:

Pic credit: Yahya Natanzi, via Flickr, cc licence.