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About Nazila Fathi

Nazila Fathi reports for the New York Times from Tehran. She translated Shirin Ebadi’s book, The History and Documentation of Human Rights in Iran, from Farsi into English.

Articles by Nazila Fathi

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Akbar Ganji's moment

The leading Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji has been released from prison. It is a moment of hope for Iran's beleaguered democrats, reports Nazila Fathi in Tehran.

The politics of illusion in Iran

Iran’s divisions, failures and discontents guarantee a troubled ride for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the reformist opposition alike, reports Tehran journalist Nazila Fathi.


Are you being “taarofed”?! Nazila Fathi on Persia's elusive charms.

Shirin Ebadi and Iran's women: in the vanguard of change

The award of the Nobel peace prize to Shirin Ebadi on 10 October 2003 sparked intense political and emotional reactions in Iran. Nazila Fathi measures the significance of the independent human-rights lawyer's achievement
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