Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist and media correspondent. He is a staff writer and reporter with Iran Review, a non-partisan, leading English-language foreign policy news and analysis website published from Tehran. He is also the Iran-based correspondent and reporter of Fair Observer, an international online publication of economics, culture, arts, politics, foreign relations and society. Kourosh also contributes to Tehran Times, Your Middle East, International Policy Digest, Gateway House, StratScope and Eurasia Review. Kourosh Ziabari is the recipient of three awards in Iran's National Press Festival. He received the Deutsche Welle / European Youth Press Fellowship in June 2015 to attend and cover the Global Media Forum in the German city of Bonn. He was also awarded the East-West Center's Senior Journalists Seminar 2015 fellowship to travel with a group of 16 senior international journos to three U.S. cities, Malaysia and Pakistan and explore the venues for the promotion of U.S. ties with the Muslim world. In 2009, he was selected to represent the Middle East students in the International Student Energy Summit 2009 in the city of Calgary, Canada as a member of the 8-strong student assembly. Kourosh has conducted tens of exclusive interviews with prominent world leaders, politicians, diplomats, intellectuals, scientists, authors, media personalities and Nobel Prize laureates.
International relations with Iran suffered under Stephen Harper. There's a noteworthy Iranian-Canadian community scattered across Canada, which has nurtured prominent artists, scientists, scholars, business people, entrepreneurs, journalists and even politicians who maintain close relations with the fellow citizens living in Iran. Now, as the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is soon to be inaugurated, Iranians living in Canada and their compatriots at home are wishing for a quick and immediate normalization of the relations between Tehran and Ottawa.
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