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Omid Habibinia

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Omid Habibinia, an Iranian media researcher and journalist, has worked in many Persian and international media outlets inside and outside the country since 1990, including the BBC world service and IRIB.

Before his departure, he was the deputy manger of the media studies group in the research department of the Political branch of IRIB (Iran's state radio and TV). He also taught communications and film in Tehran's universities and institutes and worked as a TV producer, director, expert, researcher and presenter for TV channels as well as radio.

His critical articles in many banned newspapers and magazines finally forced him to leave the country, while he was the manager of IRIB's think tank on media managing, policy and programming in 2002.

After his departure, he launched a Web site called Freedom of Expression to support journalists, political prisoners and activists and intellectuals in Iran in 2003.

Mr. Habibinia presented many research papers in international congresses such as: IAMCR, GCA and ICP; and studied clinical psychology, film, research in mass communications and global studies. He is a media expert on Iran and Persian media and his interests are alternative media, political communication, postmodernism, politics, health communication, psychology, media psychology, and cinema. He speaks Persian, English, German and French.

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