Home

Ahmadinejad’s First Press Conference

27 June 2005

When asked about Iran’s human rights record,

Mr. Ahmadinejad replied, "Liberty is the soul of the Islamic revolution."

He also indicated that he preferes to have relationship with China rather than the United States.

Regarding his government policies he claimed that "Moderation will be the main policy of his government and there will be no place for extremism.”

Mr. Ahamdinejad expressed his concern about the violation of the rights of religious minorities in Europe and he will deal with that during his presidency. At the end he told the reporters that the 70 million Iranians will be represented in his cabinet.

Does this mean that women will be included in his government?

How can Americans fight dark money and disinformation?

Violence, corruption and cynicism threaten America's flagging democracy. Joe Biden has promised to revive it – but can his new administration stem the flow of online disinformation and shady political financing that has eroded the trust of many US voters?

Hear from leading global experts and commentators on what the new president and Congress must do to stem the flood of dark money and misinformation that is warping politics around the world.

Join us on Thursday 21 January, 5pm UK time/12pm EST.

Hear from:

Emily Bell Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism and director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

Anoa Changa Journalist focusing on electoral justice, social movements and culture

Peter Geoghegan openDemocracy investigations editor and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Josh Rudolph Fellow for Malign Finance at the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy 

Further speakers to be announced

Had enough of ‘alternative facts’? openDemocracy is different Join the conversation: get our weekly email

Comments

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData