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August 14, 2017        NBC News        Halfway Through, Trump Coming Up Empty on Travel Ban

July 12, 2017        Refinery29        The "Banned Grandmas" Instagram Puts Human Faces On The Travel Ban

July 11, 2017        Vogue        Banned Grandmas Shows Some of the Real Victims of Trump’s Muslim Ban

July 10, 2017        Huffington Post        This Instagram Collects Sweet Photos Of Grandmas Hit By Trump’s Travel Ban

July 10, 2017        The Guardian        Banned Grandmas of Instagram take on Trump over travel ban

July 8, 2017        Fusion        Video interview on Banned Grandmas Instagram account

July 7, 2017        PRI        The story behind 'Banned Grandmas' of Instagram

July 6, 2017        TIME        Meet the People Posting Photos of 'Banned Grandmas' to Protest the Travel Ban

May 22, 2017        Fox News        Television Interview with Leland Vittert

February 2, 2017        FSRN        For Muslim women fighting for equal rights, perseverance is key

January 31, 2017        Fader        Iranian Icon Googoosh Reportedly Stuck In London Due To Trump’s Muslim Ban

January 29, 2017        The Guardian        Residents of Los Angeles' Little Persia denounce Trump's 'unjust' travel ban

January 19, 2017        Haaretz        Over 50 Killed, Including Scores of Firefighters, as Iconic Iranian Skyscraper Collapses in Fire

May 2016        Business Insider        One of the world's smallest museums is hidden inside an abandoned New York City freight elevator

May 2016        Forbes        Inside the 36-Square-Foot Museum Within An Abandoned New York Freight Elevator

January 2016        Global Voices        Don’t Laugh, But Dubai’s Deputy Police Chief Would Like to Tell You About Obama’s ‘Shia Roots’

January 2016        Al Jazeera        Questions remain over American left behind in Iran jail

January 2016        Cicero        A deadly Hunger Game in Syria

October 2015        VICE        The Bahrain-Israeli Arms Deal That Isn't Happening--Officially

October 2015        Mada Masr        Politicizing religion: Egypt’s Shia

October 2015        Global Journalist        Intimidation still norm for Iran correspondents

August 2015        STERN        McDonald's? Nein - im Iran brutzelt die clevere Kopie Mash Donald's

July 2015        SiriusXM's Left Jab Radio        Radio interview on Iran Deal

July 2015        Women's eNews        5 Iranian Women Praise Nuclear Deal

July 2015        Elan        8 stunning Instagram accounts that shed light on the real Iran

June 2015        Hyperallergic        Solidarity or Armchair Activism? Drawing for Atena Farghadani

May 2015        Deutsche Welle        'Control' guides Iran's policy on press freedom, says expert

May 2015          Inquisitr        Kim Kardashian And Justin Bieber Are Sneaking Past Iran’s Instagram Censors

March 2015        Ahram Online        Iran one step from a new future, but can Yemen disrupt it?

November 2014        Al Jazeera's The Stream          Iran acid attacks put 'moral policing' law in question

November 2014        Ahram Online        Regional threats could boost chance of US-Iran nuclear agreement

October 2014        Radio France Internationale        Radio interview

August 11, 2014        The Majority Report        Iraq, ISIS & US Airstrikes

June 2014        Middle East Monitor        Egypt's freedom of expression: The End

April 2014        Your Middle East        You’ve gotta follow these Instagrammers in the Middle East

January 26, 2014        BBC Radio 5 Live        Radio interview

January 25, 2014        BBC Radio 5 Live        Radio interview

January 2014        Global Voices        Egypt: The Muppets Intelligence Agency

December 15, 2013        Iranwire        Homeland Veers To La La Land

December 6, 2013        The Iran Times        Yes, the Golden Arches are in Tehran!

November 21, 2013        Global Post        What it means to call the bombing of Iran’s embassy in Beirut ‘sectarian violence’

November 2, 2013        NPR        Mash Donalds? Iranians Copy American Fast-Food Brands

October 25, 2013        Al Jazeera's The Stream          A glimpse into Iran on Instagram

June 25, 2017        Rioussouf          Egypt Shiite Killings

June 15, 2013        Andrew Sullivan's The Dish          Green To Purple

June 15, 2013        Andrew Sullivan's The Dish          Iran Votes For Change: Tweet Reax

June 13, 2013        Ahram Online        Inheriting a long to-do list: The price of becoming Iran’s president

June 12, 2013        Committee to Protect Journalists        Iran restricts international coverage of election

June 5, 2013        Huffington Post Live        U.S. NGO Worker Sentenced To Prison In Egypt Talks

April 2013        Al Jazeera's Listening Post          Bassem Youssef - No laughing matter

January 25, 2013        Huffington Post        Egypt’s Women See Little Change On The Second Anniversary Of The Revolution

January 25, 2013        Huffington Post Live        Second Anniversary of the Egyptian uprisings

September 14, 2012        ABC News        Fiery protests continue at US embassy in Cairo

September 13, 2012        BBC Radio 5 Live        Radio interview

September 13, 2012        BBC Radio Wales        Radio interview

September 12, 2012        Huffington Post Live        Libya Embassy Attack

September 6, 2012        Al Jazeera's The Stream          AWOL: Foreign Policy in Campaign 2012

June 12, 2012        BBC Radio 5 Live        Radio interview

June 3, 2012        BBC Radio 5 Live        Radio interview

March 1, 2012        Al Jazeera's The Stream          Will Iran see free and fair parliamentary elections?

August 14, 2011        Voice of Afghanistan        "New Generation" Television interview with Sonik Sadozai

August 1, 2011        LAXposed: UCLA Radio        Radio interview with Cameron Cash

July 2011        California State University, Fullerton        Guest Speaker for Upward Bound

June 15, 2011        Pars Times        Background interview with Qumars Hojjaty

May 2, 2011        TiTV        Around the World in 60 Minutes with Guest Holly Dagres

April 10, 2010        Beverly Hills Weekly        Persian Jersey Shore

April 2010        Keynote Speaker at MOSTE

November 23, 2009        790KABC-AM        First Iranian-American in Miss California USA Pageant

November 22, 2009        LA Daily News        From Tehran to Northridge to … Miss California?

November 19, 2009        670KIRN-AM        Holly Dagres and Miss California USA Pageant

June 18, 2009        Los Angeles Times        Southland Iranians do their part in protest

June 6, 2009        LA Daily News        Iranian-Americans ready for change

April 29, 2008        The RoundUp        Dear UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, take a look through this lens

March 20, 2008        LA Daily News        Straddling Two Cultures, Two Worlds