VOA Analysis of Ahmadinejad's Disqualification
تحلیل خارق العاده صدای آمریکا از رد صلاحیت احمدی نژاد
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified from running for president in Iran today. Maybe you assume Voice of America Persian Language Service has a stunning analysis of this event, and think that because you do not know Persian, you are deprived of that sea of wisdom . Well here is the link to the news analysis piece of VOA Persian Service about this event (1). Please use a google translator to read it and judge for yourself what VOA Persian under the leadership of Setareh Derakhshesh (2), offers to the Iranian people, to help them understand the situation in Iran at this critical time of Iran's 2017 presidential election.
In fact, if you have good connections, please use them to contact Setareh Derakhshesh directly and ask for her analysis of Ahmadinejad's disqualification on the phone (zilch!), and ask her again in a few days, and judge for yourself about her understanding of Iran's politics and who is leading a service which Iranian people hope to use as an uncensored news source, to get intelligent news and analysis of what is going on in Iran. When the one in charge of VOA Persian Service hardly knows anything about Iranian politics and uses first grade knowledge of Iran's events with a lot of hanging from various lobby pressure groups to secure her job, and uses her connections to remove anybody with knowledge of Iranian politics from VOA, what else can one expect to read as news and analysis of events.
It is amazing that in a country where the US President is easily criticized, harshly, every day, this VOA Persian Service director heads that service like the past Soviet rulers and advertises herself with a misleading biography (3).
Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,
Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
April 21, 2017
1. انتخاب ۶ نامزد انتخابات ریاست جمهوری توسط شورای نگهبان؛ احمدی نژاد رد شد
2. Why Setareh Derakhshesh was a bad Choice for a VOA Director
چرا ستاره درخشش انتخاب بدی برای مدیریت صدای آمریکا بود
3. Setareh Derakhshesh, a Misleading Bio
بیوگرافی گمراه کننده ستاره درخشش
چگونه ستاره درخشش به مدیریت صدای آمریکا رسید