Soundslides: Iran Election Features Tackle Tough Issues
Ahead of Iran's 11th presidential election June 14, RFE/RL's Radio Farda
programs provided Iranians with unique, uncensored, multi-media coverage and debate of election-related issues and long-term institutional challenges.
In the months preceding the campaign, Radio Farda revisited the controversy that swirled around the 2009 presidential election with a series of programs on "The Victims of 88"
-- the people who died protesting its controversial results. Radio Farda engaged with its Iranian audience over the air, over the phone and on-line to explore the viability of the Green movement, the increasingly anti-democratic
trajectory of elections in Iran, the role of women in Iranian politics
, and the dilemma facing voters
of whether to participate in the polls or not. Radio Farda's Kayvan Hosseini discusses the central themes of this year's presidential vote.