Saturday, September 24, 2005

Iran Daily - Front Page - 09/12/05 - Profile of New IRNA Chief - Ahmad Khademolmelleh

Iran Daily - Front Page - 09/12/05: "Profile of New IRNA Chief
Ahmad Khademolmelleh

Newly-appointed managing director of IRNA, Ahmad Khademolmelleh, 46, was born in Tehran. He got his BA in journalism from Allameh Tabatabai University and MA in management from the Management Faculty in Tehran.
Khademolmelleh began work at IRNA in 1981 as a news writer and has had a 25-year career as journalist. He was appointed director of the News Department in 1992 and was chief of IRNA’s United Nations Bureau in New York from 1997 until 2002.
IRNA’s new chief has served as news writer, news reporter, editor, editor-in-chief, head of IRNA’s bureau in Mazandaran and Ilam provinces (during the 8-year Iran-Iraq war), senior editor-in-chief of Newsroom and advisor to IRNA’s former managing director (his last capacity).
During his journalistic career in 1986-89, Khademolmelleh cooperated with the then-prime minister, Mirhossein Mousavi, as the director of Public Relations Department for news and promotional affairs.
He was also involved in at least 20 military operations during the war imposed by ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein from late 1980 to early 1983 when he headed IRNA’s teams covering the war.
From 1995 to 1997, he served as the director general of the Presidential Office’s Information and News Department. He established the first computer-based Information Dissemination Network in the then-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s Office.
As IRNA’s bureau chief at the UN for five years, Khademolmelleh set up the first computer news network in IRNA’s "

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