Kourosh Ziabari

Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist. He is the recipient of a Chevening Scholarship awarded to him by the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He has conducted numerous interviews with politicians, diplomats, Nobel Prize laureates, academics and other public figures from around the world. In 2015, Kourosh was the recipient of the Senior Journalists Seminar Fellowship from the East-West Center in Hawaii. As the fellowship's youngest awardee, he reported on the interrelationship between religion and foreign policy decision-making from the United States, Malaysia and Pakistan. In November 2015, he won the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism by the FNPI foundation in Cartagena, Colombia. He was the first Iranian delegate at the American Middle Eastern Network for Dialog at Stanford (AMENDS), addressing its 2016 edition. He was selected for the event in recognition of his contributions to improved Iran-US dialogue. Kourosh has delivered talks at Goldsmiths, University of London and Cambridge Union, the most esteemed debating society in the United Kingdom. In February 2018, he was named the Journalist of the Month by the International Journalists Network. He has reported from events worldwide on fellowships by Deutsche Welle, European Youth Press, UNESCO, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Council of Europe and the University of Calgary. Kourosh Ziabari is a former reporter and correspondent at Fair Observer.


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