Iran and those elections – Live tonight


We’re discussing the aftermath of the June 12 presidential elections in Iran tonight. We start at 7pm GMT/11am PST and as usual, if you can’t make it to the Club in person, do please join us online in what should be a fantastic debate. We’ll be streaming the event on the Frontline Club broadcast channel, on this very blog post and on the Events page. Chairing the event will be Robin Lustig, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight and Newshour on the BBC World Service. The panel consists of,

Kasra Naji, special correspondent for BBC Persian TV and the author of a recent biography of President Ahmadinejad

Sina Motallebi, senior editor interactive programmes for the Persian section of the BBC World Service who left Iran after his arrest in 2003 because of his blogging.

Afshin Rattansi, author and freelance journalist who was based in Iran and is developer and former presenter with Press TV link

If you want to keep with how the story is developing online you could far, far worse than going through Frontline blogger Daniel Bennet’s posts on Iran here and here. More coming soon I’m reliably told… And Club regular Richard Sambrook has been doing sterling work negotiating sources of information from and about Iran.