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2008-07-03 12:00:34

Text of commentary by Azar Mansuri headlined: "Foreign media, opportunity or threat" published by Iranian newspaper E'temad website on 30 June As the fourth pillar of civil society, the media provides an important part of the requirements of a democratic system.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.