Kourosh Ziabari

Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist. He has conducted numerous interviews with politicians, diplomats, Nobel Prize laureates, academics and other public figures from around the world. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Senior Journalists Seminar Fellowship from the East-West Center in Hawaii. In November 2015, he won the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism by the FNPI foundation in Cartagena, Colombia. Ziabari covered the Global Media Forum 2015 for the Orange Magazine on a joint fellowship program by the Deutsche Welle and European Youth Press. He was the first Iranian delegate at the American Middle Eastern Network for Dialog at Stanford (AMENDS), addressing its 2016 edition. He is currently a taking a Master’s degree in International Multimedia Journalism at the University of Kent’s Centre for Journalism and is a 2016-17 Chevening Scholar from Iran. Ziabari is a reporter at Fair Observer.

Can Art Change the World?

Sep 17, 2019

Miniature painting is a genre in Persian and Indian art that has survived the passage of time. Indo-Persian miniature painting, a common heritage of the two nations, was originally an artwork adorning text that reached its climax of glory during the 15th and 16th centuries. Miniature paintings illustrate religious, mythological or literary...

Can Religious Communities Help Solve World Problems?

Sep 05, 2019

People follow different paths to find meaning for their lives. For many, religion is a way of embracing spirituality. In a world plagued by loneliness, anxiety and conflict, religion can help people find peace of mind and inner calm. Since the beginning of time, humankind has resorted to a metaphysical power in...

Malawi Can Be Aid Independent If Communities Are Empowered

Aug 22, 2019

Malawi is one of the most impoverished nations on the planet. It is experiencing what officials describe as a “population explosion” in a society with inadequate resources. As of 2018, Malawi is the third poorest country in the world with a GDP per capita of only $342, according to the...

Traveling to Discover the Real Iran

Aug 01, 2019

Ever since the 1979 revolution, Iran has been at the center stage of controversy — from the embassy siege to the nuclear deal. Today, the US government considers the country to be the world’s “leading state sponsor of terrorism” due to funding networks and operational cells globally. So, it’s not...

Telling a Story Through Photography

Jul 21, 2019

Photography is the art of discovery and observation. It is about finding the unexpected in ordinary settings and capturing the beauty and wonders of life at specific moments in time. Giving new perspectives to what otherwise might be missed, or considered banal, is one of the missions of photography —...

What Happens in Africa Matters in Europe

Jul 17, 2019

The African continent is home to 54 countries, more than 1.2 billion people and around 2,000 languages. Its challenges and success stories are as diverse as the breadth of its landmass. In terms of GDP growth, Africa is the world’s second fastest-developing region. A 2018 report by the Overseas Development...

US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution

Jul 12, 2019

In the run-up to this year’s general election, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that he would annex large areas of the West Bank if he secured victory. The fulfillment of his promise — assuming Netanyahu wins the re-run scheduled for September after failing to form a government earlier this year...

Rosy Image of US Equality Glosses Over Systemic Racism

Jun 21, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Tsedale Melaku, a critical race and gender scholar at the City University of New York.  The United States thrives on being a multicultural and diverse society that guarantees individual freedoms and rights to all its citizens. However, even though...

Trump Is Wrong to Think He Can Force Iran to Its Knees

Jun 20, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former US Ambassador Dennis Jett. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been escalating for some time now. In the most recent episode, two commercial tankers were damaged by mysterious explosions in the Gulf of Oman on June 13, sparking a...

The University at Buffalo Talks to Fair Observer

Jun 13, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Satish Tripathi, the president of the University at Buffalo. A member of the Association of American Universities, the University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive public research university in the State University of New York (SUNY) system....

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