Aspects of Iran
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Behind The Scenes
Silk farming has a long history in Iran. In this report we will take a look at the different stages of silk production from A to Z.
Pardis Technology Park
In the park, the government collaborates with universities and industries to advance knowledge and promote technological and economic developments.
Leeches may not be attractive creatures but actually they have proved to be very beneficial to the human kind.
Let’s take a look at Iran's astronomical society and its activities to find out where Iranians are heading regarding this deeply-rooted science.
Iran’s National Nuclear Day
The 20 of Farvardin, the first month of the Iranian calendar, has been declared as “National Nuclear Technology Day”.
Iran’s Rare Diseases’ Foundation
Iran’s Rare Disease Foundation is dedicated to providing support both for the scientists conducting research on these rare conditions and the affected families.
Alborz; Tehran’s Oldest High School
Today this historic school is still in the lead in building the future of Iran through the genius who are studying in its classrooms.
In recent years preserving the environment, the lakes in particular, has become a top priority in Iran. This includes preserving lakes and water lands and promotions environment-friendly agriculture.
Taxidermy in Iran
In this report, Dr. Hedayat Tajbakhsh, who is known as the father of taxidermy in Iran, will tell us all about the science of taxidermy.
The province is located along Iran's main north-south transit corridor. This advantageous position has turned Qazvin into a key industrial hub for small and medium enterprises.
Named the city of Persian pomegranates and located southwest of Tehran, Saveh is also known for its ancient historical monuments.
Mehraneh Charity Organization
This center strives to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients.
Organ transplantation can extend the life expectancy of patients suffering from organ failure. Watch this report to see how Iran is encouraging donors.
Palliative Care in Cancer
Tehran's Firouzgar Hospital has some solutions that may help improve the quality of life for cancer patients.
Iran's Solar Vehicle
Persian Gazal-3, a solar vehicle, is the brainchild of a group of Iranian engineering students.
Have you ever heard of alternative fuel vehicles? This feature takes a look at the possibility of using water for fuel.
Long before GPS and location finders, there were maps which are easy and simple to use. But have you ever wondered how maps are made?! In this feature, the reporter takes us to one of Iran's oldest map making companies. By Reza Nayebi & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
Make Up Industry
In TV and cinematic productions, it is not only actors and actresses who have parts to play. There are several other artists behind the scene who play their part in their own way, among them makeup artists. Let’s see what Iranian makeup artists have been up to. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Ahmad Bidmeshki - 2016
Saba Animation Center
Animation has been around for a long time, yet with modern technology being every even animation is moving forward. These days, it's all about 3D animations which bring simple pictures to life. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
IRIB World Service
Some of you may know that Press TV is one of several channels providing a service for viewers across the globe. So what are those other sister channels we have at the IRIB World Service? and what languages are they spoken in? The following report has all the answers. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid - 2016
Traffic & Civil Engineering Parks
In this feature, the reporter takes us to the parks of traffic and civil engineering to see how children and young adults are being educated about traffic rules and civil engineering in the cities. By Benita Rahimi & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
Eco Friendly Homes
In this feature, we visit two homes with interesting architectures. The Sharifiha house in Tehran is outstanding because the structure makes the most out of lighting and space, as it moves around and can be adjusted to the sunlight. And Eftekhari house is marvelous because it's an eco friendly house, one that respects nature. By Hoda Lezgee & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
Video games have now been around for decades. Yet, have you ever really given any thought about how the games themselves are made? How are their graphics made? and who are the artists behind the games?! In this feature Reza Nayebi introduces some of Iran's finest video game makers! By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Hakim Nezami School
Hakim Nezami high school is an old school in the city of Qom. Many Iranians politicians and scientists have studied in this school. The school was built in 1938 by the French architect Andre Godard who was also the director of the Iranian Archaeological Service. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
Oil Industry in Khark Island
Kharg or Khark is the most important and strategic Island of Iran in the Persian Gulf in terms of oil. There are several good reasons for that. Firstly the Island is located in the middle of Iran`s richest oil reservoirs and is surrounded by numerous oil fields which are being exploited through platforms of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company IOOC where crude is pumped and dispatched to the Island for purification and exports. Secondly because of its unique geographical features which enables the I
Medical University in Babol
The University of Babol is the first university in the city of Babol. It specializes in the field of dentistry and medical science. The university is an old palace that after the Islamic revolution was converted into a university. Teenagers and adults from all over Iran attend this university. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Start Up Companies are showing up everywhere, what they do and how they work is what we will get into. Start Up Companies are helping economic growth and creating job opportunities for the general public. By Ali Rashid & Amin Safaripour
Tehran's International School
In this feature, Farid Davarzani takes us to Tehran’s international school to see how students are adjusted in a new environment when moving from one country to another. By Farid Davarzani & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Iran has prided itself on its exquisite and eye-catching architecture in the course of its history. Inspired by traditional architectural designs, young architects today create works that are both modern and have traditional architectural elements of this land incorporated in them. Let’s now get familiar with the works of a couple of award-winning architects of this country. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2016
Amir Kabir; An Iranian Patriot
Mirza Taghi Khan Farahani otherwise known as Amir Kabir was one of the most capable and noteworthy figures in the Qajar era. As Nasereddin Shah's chief minister, Amir Kabir is known as Iran's first reformer and a modernizer. He attempted to bring a gradual reform to Iran but was murdered. He was regarded as an inspiring character. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
Nature School in Mashhad
The idea of Nature Schools started here in Mashhad and nowadays it exists in many different Iranian cities. Children in this school have the opportunities to live in nature and with nature and learn by experimenting. At nature school, children get a lot of chances to be creative and make things from wood pieces, clay, sand and stone. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
IRIB Archives, UNESCO
World people attach great importance to the preservation of their history and culture. International organizations like UNICEF have organized special programs like the Memory of the World in order to make sure that the world’s invaluable documentary heritage is fully preserved and made accessible to all. Iran’s IRIB has also played its own share of this global campaign. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2015
21st Press Exhibition
Gisoo Misha Ahmadi takes us to Iran’s annual Press Exhibition. With more than 700 newspapers, magazines and news agencies’ present, the press exhibition is always a place to exchange ideas and express your views. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
The Barekat Foundation
Barakat Foundation is tasked with reaching out to less privileged parts of Iran and providing them with needed infrastructure as well as educational and healthcare facilities among other things. The organization has embarked on a number of huge projects across the nation to bring further development to those areas. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2015
The veterinary college of Tehran is a complete center for veterinarian care. In this feature, the reporter takes us to the veterinary college, its hospital and a research center in Tehran. By Reza Nayebi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
Iran is well known for pistachios. The city of Damghan has an important role in Iran's pistachio industry. Reza Nayebi takes us to the city of Damghan to get more about Iran’s Pistachios. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2015
Organic Farming in Aras
On the banks of the Aras River in the northwest, 51,000 hectares of land was declared a free trade zone in 2005 attracting investors in different sector. Today you can see big changes as far as agriculture is concerned with nearly 2000 hectares of orchards. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
Ayatullah Marashi Najafi's Library
In this part, the reporter takes us to the holy city of Qom to visit the grand library of Ayatullah Marashi Najafi. It is the third largest library in Iran and the world’s third largest Islamic library with more than 250,000 books. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Masoumi - 2015
There is a significant public interest in astronomy in Iran. The amateur astronomy community is growing and today there are more than 100 astronomy clubs around the country. In this feature we will take a trip with a group of amateur astronomers who are going stargazing in deserts of Iran. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid – 2015
Nano Technology 2015
From ancient times, Iran has always been considered a cradle for fundamental sciences such as mathematics, medicine, chemistry and astronomy. Today, Iranian scientists and researchers are actively involved in modern sciences such as Nanotechnology. This relatively new phenomena is being promoted to the young Iranians through school programs, workshops and competitions such as annual Nano Olympiads. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami
In the world we live these days, we witness the ever-increasing merging of various cultures. This has also affected the languages spoken in different parts of the world. Now, some countries are concerned about losing some of their traditions and cultural aspects. So, they have assigned special centers to safeguard their age-old language in different ways. Here is one of those people who made great contributions to the Persian Language. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2015
Nuclear Technology in Agriculture
Iran's Nuclear Research Center for Agriculture and Medicine also known as the Karaj Nuclear Research Center has opened its doors to Press TV. In this exclusive report we get to find out how nuclear technology is leading to major improvements in agriculture including breeding new varieties of rice. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
Iran's post company delivers thousands of letters and parcels to more than 20 thousand destinations every day. It seems that the new digital technologies have not been able to replace hard copy delivery of packages. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
Parax Intellect & Creativity Center
Rubic cubes, puzzles and things of that nature should not be considered as hobbies or toys to simply pass the time. In Tehran, there are 9 institutes that use rubic cubes and toys to sharpen children's intellect and creativity. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
Children's Books Illustrations
To encourage kids to read more, books have to catch the children's attention, spark their imagination, help them more, and get them involved. Here you can join Hoda Lezgee to see more about the art of illustration. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
Social Studies, Tehran University
Social studies started in Iran for the first time almost 80 years ago. Simultaneous with the establishment of Tehran university, the faculty of social sciences of Tehran university was established in 1972 by merging two major institutions. By Behrouz Najafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2015
Salam Cup Festival 2015
In this feature, we take part in the Salam Cup Festival and Competition for Research and Scientific Projects. Participants are middle school students who have a passion for science and go beyond the limitations of the classroom. The students participated in 11 fields including chemistry, IT, electrics, architecture, humanities, etc. They also handed in their handmade projects in the spaghetti bridge, aerospace and robotics section. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
The Azad University of Qazvin is a private research university founded in 1992 and is based in Qazvin, Iran. The educational institution consists of nearly 27,000 students in 92 different fields of study. The university offers degrees at the Associate's Bachelor's, Master's discontinuous, Master's and the PhD. level. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2014
Science & Technology Museum
Iran's Science and Technology Museum has gadgets on display that were based on state-of-the-art technologies of their own times. The museum was established to promote science and scientific spirit among different groups in society. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2014
English Newspapers & Magazines
In this feature, Hoda Lezgee takes us to two of Iran's leading print media printed in English. Many people love the feel of paper in their hands, so they prefer getting the news from printed media. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2014
Just south of Yazd and on the edge of one of Iran's main deserts, there is an area called Marvast. It is all about nature and greeneries!
Attractions of Kish Island
On the Island of Kish there is a walk-way known as the “Celebrities’ Road” where you can see the busts of 20 revered contemporary Iranian personalities.
Keramat & Velayat Decade
Religious celebrations and festivities have always been an integral part of the Iranian culture.
Cultural links between Iranians and Armenians can be traced back to Zoroastrian times.
Here is a closer look at the ancient Persian motif of paisley which has adorned Iran's artworks for thousands of years. This ancient desert stands for life, eternity and birth.
The Persian Ney
It is one of the oldest handmade musical instruments in the world. Some say that it’s actually the human spirit that shows one of its facades through its melodic sound.
Here, there are attractions both for the brave at heart and for those who enjoy quiet long walks in abandoned and secluded historic villages.
Going Back in Time
Join us to visit different religious sites all located on 30- Tir Street; a mosque, a church, a synagogue and a fire temple.
Wonders of Kish Island
Since its very first dawn, the Island of Kish has been watching over its natural wonders and precious wildlife.