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Iran's state broadcaster veers further right under IRGC control

Iran's already conservative, state-funded broadcaster appears ready to pursue an even more ideological approach under its new IRGC-linked director.
Peyman Jebelli, chief of the world service for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

Following weeks of speculations, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Peyman Jebelli late last month as the new CEO of the country’s largest media organization, known as the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

Jebelli, a 55-year-old communications graduate, hails from the Islamic Stability Front, the most unyielding faction of Iran's influential hard-line camp. Prior to the new promotion, Jebelli worked as the IRIB's World Service deputy, which also made him the head of the 24-hour English news network, Press TV.

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