Mehrnaz Samimi, a television broadcaster with the Voice of America’s (VOA)
Persian News Network (PNN) about why Nowruz, the beginning of the calendar year
in Iran, is a significant holiday in her native country.
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WHEN: Mehrnaz Samimi is available
by telephone, 202-382-5238, or by email, email@example.com . When sending email, please include “Nowruz” in the subject
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WHERE: Mehrnaz Samimi is based at VOA’s studios in
and raised inTehran, Iran, Mehrnaz Samimi
is an expert in the culture and traditions of Iran. Before leaving her home
country three years ago, she worked as a journalist and an interpreter in Iran.
She has also taught English, and worked in film.
is celebrated in Iran and parts of Central and South Asia. President Obama took
the occasion of Nowruz to offer Iran’s leaders a new beginning in relations
between the two countries.
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