The English section of the voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran started work in 1956 with the aim of familiarizing different world nations with Iran’s history and culture as well as its different regions and historical sites. Following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, elaborating on the revolution’s stances and the ideals of the Islamic Republic system were put high on the English radio’s agenda. English speaking countries such as the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and those countries with English as their second language, including such European countries as Germany, France, Sweden, Asian countries such as Pakistan, as well as Indian subcontinent and Latin and Central American countries, comprise the addressees of the English radio. Around 180 minutes of programs in the form of recorded programs, live news, commentaries and news reports are produced in the English section each day. The radio’s schedule includes the recitation of Quranic verses, news, political commentaries, different series and features on special occasions. Around 170 letters from different countries are received each month by the English radio.
It is worth noting that every day a 60-minute package is aired, addressing all truth-seeking Americans. This edition is entitled: “The Voice of Justice”. The objective behind this edition is campaign against the US administration’s interventionist policies. In this package such issues as “Economic Defficiency in the US”, “The US Adverse Foreign policy” and “The US Strategy in the Middle East” as well as “Media Distortion in the US” and “Social Paralysis in the US” are analyzed.
The English radio’s Internet site was launched in July 2003. The Internet and E-mail address of the radio are as follows:
The new policy of the English radio is making use of Internet articles and the foreign and domestic reflection of these issues, a task, which is carried out by skilled translators. Almost in all days of the year, the English radio conducts interviews with prominent international figures. The interviews conducted for The Voice of Justice edition investigate and analyse the issues related to the US. The English program of the voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran starts at 10:30 and lasts till 11:30 UTC (15-16 PM local time) for the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan, from 15:30 to 16:30 UTC (20-21 PM, local time).
The postal address and telephone number of the English radio are as follows:
211, English Radio,
Second Floor, The World Service Building,
Jam-e-Jam, Valie-asr Street,
Mail add: P.O Box. No. 19395-6767, English Service, Tehran, Iran
|Tel: +98-21-22162895, +98-21-22162734||Fax: +98-21-22051635|
The English section of the voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran is supervised by the General Department of the US and Europe of the IRIB’s World Service. The department includes the Albanian, German, Spanish, English, Italian, Bosnian, Russian and French radios, the programs of which address the European, American, Latin American, Canadian, North African, Central African, Southern African, Indian Subcontinent and Central Asian regions.