Sam Ghandchiسام قندچيCompare Interviews of Setareh Derakhshesh and TRT Reporter with Prince Reza Pahlavi
Sam Ghandchi
مصاحبه ستاره درخشش و تی آر تی را با رضا پهلوی مقایسه کنید


A month ago I asked the readers to listen to the interview of Ms. Setareh Derakhshesh with Prince Reza Pahlavi (1) dated Feb 10, 2017 and judge for themselves if the interviewer who is also the director of Voice of America's Persian Service has evaded key issues or did not have the necessary knowledge to discuss the real issue of the discussion (2).


Three days ago, the reporter of TRT network has had an interview with Prince Reza Pahlavi (3). Please listen to it yourself and compare it to the interview done by Ms. Derakhshesh. The interviewer who is not even Iranian because of being well aware of intricacies of the issue of the specific Pahlavi monarchy and the opposition coalitions, brings up very clear and accurate questions.


The lack of competence of Ms. Derakhshesh for the position of director of VOA Persian Service has been discussed sufficiently in the presss (4). The question is why Steven Redisch of CNN (5) and Ms. Setareh Derakhshesh are still the ones running Voice of America's Persian Service.

It may not hurt to take a look at the coverage of VOA Persian service of today's explosions in Tehran. What can you expect when one who has no knowledge and expertise about the realm of politics in Iran is in charge of such a sensitive position. BTW I had already expressed my view about the ISIS video threatening Iran, three months ago (6).


Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,

Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
June 7, 2017




1. شاهزاده رضا پهلوی، در یک مصاحبه اختصاصی با ستاره درخشش مدیر بخش فارسی صدای آمریکا


2. بحثی دوستانه با شاهزاده رضا پهلوی


3. Reza Pahlavi's Interview with TRT


4. Setareh Derakhshesh

ستاره درخشش


5. Who is Steve Redisch of VOA

استیو ردیش صدای آمریکا کیست


6. دو پاسخ به ویدیو ضد ایرانی داعش

Unconditional condemnation of terrorism, and unconditional support for human rights


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