Media World: How well do we understand Iran?


For Americans since 1979, Iran has been a mysterious place filled with mysterious people. That's all come to roost for the American media as it tries to cover the violence following the recent elections.

Not only are journalists dealing with government restrictions, they are dealing with a cultural divide resulting from 30 years of non-existent relations between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic. Every time relations between the two countries appear to be warming, they cool almost as quickly.