NewsTalk discusses the latest crackdown by the Islamic Republic on internet usage and its implications for free speech. Ms. Homa Sarshar, author, journalist and Iranian historian, Dr. Bahman Aghaie Diba, author, economist and specialist in Iran and fmr. Soviet relations, especially Caspian Oil and Mr. Babak Yektafar, editor of the online magazine Washington Prism, join the discussion.
News and Views will host Dr. Nader Entessar, chairman of the dept. of political science, University of South Alabama, on the failure of Iran-European Union talks and the latest from the meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg.
Today is the ten year anniversary of "Roundtable with You" hosted Mr. Ahmad Baharloo, VOA's first television program. We mark the anniversary with archival footage from shows past and a special interview with legendary Iranian star of the screen, Behrouz Vousoghi.
Late Edition hosts Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Dean of the Persian studies program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Karimi-Hakkak is organizing a conference on Molavi Rumi, one of the most influential Sufi poets in the Muslim world.