Financial Tribune was a non-governmental newspaper in Iran opened in 2014. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, economic, technology, and social stories.[1] Though it covers a wide gamut of issues, the main focus of the newspaper is on commerce, in particular news/views related to promoting private enterprise in the economy. 

Financial Tribune
Owner(s)Alireza Bakhtiari
PublisherDEN Group
Editor-in-chiefKhosro Ghadiri
Staff writers50
Political alignmentCenter right
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Circulation60,000 (January 2016)
Sister newspapersDonya-e-Eqtesad (in Persian)

Profile edit

The Financial Tribune's editor-in-chief is Khosro Ghadiri, the paper's Senior editor is Amin Sabooni, formerly the editor-in-chief of Iran Daily newspaper. Pouya Jabal Ameli is the senior economic analyst of the newspaper.

Financial Tribune's licence holder is "Donyay-e Eqtesad Media Group" and its owner is Alireza Bakhtiari who also runs the Donya-e-Eqtesad newspaper, Tejarat-e-Farda magazine and Eghtesad News website.

As of 2014, the Financial Tribune's main headquarters are in the central business district in Iran's capital Tehran.

The newspaper covers a host of up-and-coming sectors in Iran's economy. In recent[when?] months its technology[2] and new business experts have covered subjects from the first EU-Iran Forum hosted in London to new online startup businesses operating in the country.

In April 2015, the newspaper became a 16-page newspaper with alternating pages between local and international automotive stories, science and technology developments, and environment-tourism articles.

The creation of the new sections including automotive and technology in 2014, was in part due to senior editor Morteza Khazeni, who was employed by the publication.

Being the first English-language paper in the country to do the variable format of sections.

The Tribune has been actively covering news about Iran's re-engagement with the global economy following the lifting of the sanctions in January 2016, including Iran's airplane deals, banking relations, bilateral trade, auto deals, and international cooperation in oil, gas and renewable energies.

In 2016, the paper was ranked 6th in Ministry of Culture's list of top Iranian business newspapers.[3] From among six candidates the Financial Tribune was selected by judges as the top website in the 'Economic News' category in the ninth edition of Iran Web Awards in 2017.[4]

In 2017, Financial Tribune CEO Alireza Bakhtiari was awarded the Amin al-Zarb award in recognition of his journalistic endeavors in the private sector.[5]

On September 23, 2018, and following the worsening condition of country's economy, the newspaper announced that it will be published in 8 pages. As the results, art and culture, people, sports, environment and world economy pages were removed from the print version.

Causes edit

The newspaper has been a vocal critic of Iranian government policies in regards to handling Iran's ongoing water crisis since the development of the paper's environment section in January 2015. With titles such as "Water Management Deserves new Strategy",[6] "Water Crisis: A New Wake-Up Call"[7] and "Experts Review Water Crisis".[8]

English newspapers in Iran edit

There are five English-language newspapers in Iran. The Financial Tribune is the only English-language newspaper on economics. The other newspapers published in English in Iran are the Tehran Times; Kayhan International, a Persian-language version of Kayhan published by the office of the Supreme Leader; Iran Daily, published by the administration's Islamic Republic News Agency; and Iran News, from Iran's Foreign Ministry.[1]

Closure edit

Tehran Bazaar, a digital media channel received reports from journalists at the newspaper that the DEN Group which owned the paper had decided to close the paper on July 20 (the end of the Persian month) following deciling subscription numbers.[9]

Ex-staffers edit

The newspaper has become the launching pad of several journalists in Iran and those who have moved abroad. Many of which have moved onto publications and television channels including Bne IntelliNews BBC Monitoring, CGTN, Living in Tehran, Al Jazeera and Al-Monitor .

See also edit

Financial Tribune news desks edit

  • International (global) news[10]
  • National (Iran) news[11]
  • Iran Business & Markets news[12]
  • Iran Energy News[13]
  • Domestic Economy news[14]
  • Iran Auto news[15]
  • Iran Science & Technology news[16]
  • World (Global) Economy news[17]
  • Iran People news[18]
  • Iran Travel news[19]
  • Iran Environment news[20]
  • Iran Art and Culture news[21]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Al Monitor (October 5, 2014). "English-language financial daily debuts in Iran". Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "دونیت در روزنامه انگلیسی زبان Financial Tribune معرفی شد". 8 February 2017.
  3. ^ "برترین روزنامه‌های اقتصادی، ورزشی و هنری کدامند؟". ایسنا (in Persian). 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  4. ^ "برندگان نهمین جشنواره وب و موبایل". شنبه مگ - اولین هفته نامه اختصاصی استارت آپ ها. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  5. ^ "نشان و تندیس امین الضرب به کارآفرینان برتر اعطا شد". خبرگزاری مهر | اخبار ایران و جهان | Mehr News Agency (in Persian). 2017-01-22. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  6. ^ "Water Management Demands New Strategy". Financial Tribune Daily. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  7. ^ "Water Crises: A New Wakeup Call". Financial Tribune Daily. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  8. ^ "Experts Review Water Crisis". Financial Tribune Daily. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  9. ^ "Journalists in Tehran have reported that the Financial Tribune daily has shut its doors after declining subscription numbers in recent years". Twitter. Retrieved 2023-07-23.
  10. ^ "International". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  11. ^ "National". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  12. ^ "Business And Markets". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  13. ^ "Energy". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  14. ^ "Domestic Economy". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  15. ^ "Auto". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  16. ^ "Sci & Tech". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  17. ^ "World Economy". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  18. ^ "People". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  19. ^ "Travel". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  20. ^ "Environment". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  21. ^ "Art And Culture". Financial Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2022.