Interview with Exiled Journalist Nikahang Kowsar, Editor of Collective News Website

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Nikahang Kowsar

Iranian cartoonist and editor Nikahang Kowsar

Nikahang Kowsar is an Iranian journalist and cartoonist who was forced to flee his country in 2003 for trying to sketch too realistic a portrait of the society fashioned by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Now living in Canada, Nikahang launched, a collective news website with the help from professionals, in December 2009 in order to continue the fight for freely reported news and information and “to give a voice to the voiceless.” He regards exile as a way to independence and believes that a free and critical press is the best way to “keep [politicians] humble.”

This interview first appeared in Reporters Without Borders.

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