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First volume of Encyclopedia of Iranian Press unveiled
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_12_RM36.jpgTEHRAN – The first volume of the Encyclopedia of the Iranian Press was unveiled during a ceremony Monday at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Tehran.
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Hossein Entezami, director of research for the Encyclopedia Mohammad-Jafar Mohammadzadeh and a number of scholars involved in compiling the encyclopedia attended the ceremony.
Speaking at the event, Mohammadzadeh regarded compiling the encyclopedia a great need of society and said the book was essential for the history of the Iranian press.
“The very first sessions on compilation of the encyclopedia were attended by the father of Iran’s communication sciences Kazem Motamednejad (1934-2013) and we will remember his name in all the volumes,” he added.
“The encyclopedia will consist of 10 volumes covering four major concepts, the first of which will be the Persian press. 
“The second will be Persian periodicals published outside the country, the third will focus on those who had major roles in the history of Iranian press, and the fourth concept will cover articles written about press and media,” he added.
Jannati also made a brief speech and said that Iran was missing an encyclopedia of the press, “it would be good if the book would go online so as to be accessible for researchers and all users.”

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