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Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
Type Broadcast radio, television and online
Country Iran Iran
Availability National
Founded by 1926
Key people Ezzatollah Zarghami, Director-General
Launch date 1926 (radio)
1958 (television)
1966 (incorporated)
Former names National Iranian Radio and Television (1966-1979)
Official Website

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, (Persian سازمان صدا و سيمای جمهوری اسلامی ايران, Sāzmān-e Sedā va Sima-ye Jomhūrī-ye Eslāmī-ye Īrān), formerly called the National Iranian Radio and Television until the Islamic revolution of 1979, is a giant Iranian corporation in control of radio and television which is among the largest media organizations in Asia and Pacific region, and a regular member of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.


IRIB's place in Iran's civil code

According to Article 175 of the Iranian constitution,

IRIB's northeast gate along Vali Asr Ave.
  1. The freedom of expression and dissemination of thoughts in the Radio and Television of the Islamic Republic of Iran must be guaranteed in keeping with the Islamic criteria and the best interests of the country.
  2. The appointment and dismissal of the head of the Radio and Television of the Islamic Republic of Iran rests with the Leader. A council consisting of two representatives each of the President, the head of the judiciary branch, and the Islamic Consultative Assembly shall supervise the functioning of this organization.
  3. The policies and the manner of managing the organization and its supervision will be determined by law.

Prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, IRIB was known as National Iranian Radio & Television (NIRT).

The constitution further specifies that the director of the organization is chosen directly by the Supreme Leader for five years, and two representatives each from the judiciary, the president, and the parliament oversee the organization. The first director after 1979 Revolution was Sadeq Qotbzadeh. The current director is Ezzatollah Zarghami. The previous directors included Ali Larijani and Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani. Sima Festival is the biggest and most important TV productions contest sponsoring annually by IRIB organization. Winners are the best producers, directors, actors and directors in various categories honored by organization's head and receive valuable prizes.

Facts about IRIB

  • IRIB has branches in 45 countries worldwide, including France, Belgium, Malaysia, UK, the United States, and broadcasts in more than 25 languages.
  • IRIB broadcasts 8 national television channels, 4 international news television channel, three satellite television channels for international viewers, and 29 provincial television channel all around Iran. The IRIB provides twelve major radio stations as well, and an international service.
  • IRIB also has an English channel.


  • Soroush Press, a publisher of some magazines including Soroush Weekly, Soroush Koodakan, Soroush Nojavan, Soroush Javan, Soroush Banovan and publishes books, too. It was founded at 1975.
  • Jamejam Daily is the official organ of the IRIB organization.
  • IRIB News Department is a news agency affiliated to the IRIB Organization.
  • IRIB also has a movie production company, called Sima Film.

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