“At Beshnow we believe the wonders of the world are not to only be seen but to also be heard;” Iran’s first legal internet radio station is dedicated to presenting varied sounds of the world. Dariush Sardari, one of the station’s founders, speaks to writer and radio-documentary producer Hanna Bächer about the challenges and affordances of broadcasting from Tehran.
Hanna Bächer is a London-based writer and producer of radio-documentaries with a focus on aural storytelling.
Dariush Sardari (b. 1984, Tehran, Iran) is the co-founder of Beshknow, an independent radio station based in Tehran, and a former professional basketball player in the Iranian National Basketball Team. He studied Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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