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Born in 1969 in Bojnoord, Iran, Ardavan Roozbeh is a Social Pathology Researcher with extensive education, training and experience in Journalism, Multi-Media, Photo Journalism, Radio Production and blogging. He has been Editor-in-Chief and licensee for a number of Persian publications, including the Farsi language magazine Monorail published in Malaysia.
Member, Washington Press Club – U.S.A
Member, National Press Photographers Association NPPA – U.S.A
Member, Pacific Media Workers Guild – U.S.A
Member , International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) – Belgium
Member, Iranian Association of Journalists – Iran
Member, Press House in Khorasan – Iran
Member , Association of Photographers – Malaysia
It was then, that he began concentrating on taking photos that tried to depict social issues. Consequently, he held two exhibitions in the city of Mashhad: Saayeh-Saar-e Tasveer* and Posht-e Shabakiyeh**, which portrayed the living conditions of the city peddlers in the municipal shelter. Even though this exhibition was harshly criticized by some officials in Mashhad, it was repeated in Tehran in 1991. Holding those exhibitions, along with other professional “issues” resulted in Ardavan’s dismissal from Qods.
Also in 1991 he stood up Tous, a newspaper later banned. In 1992 he joined Khorasan, one of the oldest Iranian newspapers, where he covered civic news in Social Services segment and soon was assigned the editor of Youth Services’ duties.
Ardavan is currently working on a book that looks at two decades of memories and events in Afghanistan from his own point of view.
His doctoral thesis is titled: “The Media and its Impacts on Governmental Reforms.” Using Afghanistan as a representative society, this dissertation studies the mass media’s role in the Afghan events during the past forty years.
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