Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist, reporter and writer. He is the Iran correspondent for Fair Observer, a California-based online publication covering foreign relations, politics, culture, society, economics, education and sustainable development.
A British Chevening scholarship alumnus, Kourosh was named the Journalist of the Month by the International Journalists and has had work appear in The Huffington Post, Asia Times, Your Middle East, Middle East Eye, International Policy Digest and openDemocracy, among others. Kourosh has interviewed more than 400 world leaders, high-ranking politicians, public intellectuals, academicians, university professors, authors and Nobel Prize laureates. In 2016, he was awarded a fellowship by the Council of Europe to attend and cover the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France, and he represented Iran at the 7 th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.