Golnaz Esfandiari is a Senior Correspondent in RFE/RL's Central Newsroom and editor of the award-winning Persian Letters blog. She previously worked as the Chief Editor of RFE/RL ‘s Persian Service Radio Farda.
Golnaz is the author of the Iran chapter of the 2012 Freedom House's ' Countries in Crossroad' report. Golnaz has reported from a number of countries including Haiti and Afghanistan where she covered the country’s first parliamentary elections.
Her reporting and analysis on Iran has been cited by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, and The Weekly Standard.
In 2013, Golnaz (@GEsfandiari) was tagged for the third year in a row in Foreign Policy's Top 100 Twitterati list.
Masters in Clinical Psychology, Charles University, Prague.
Golnaz has been interviewed by BBC World Service Television, FoxNews and Sky News, and is a frequent guest on Czech television (CT 24). Her reporting and analysis on Iran has been cited by The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Weekly Standard. In April 2010, Golnaz moderated a discussion at George Washington University on the Iranian blogosphere. She has also given interviews to Czech, Slovak, Polish, Argentinian, and South African media.