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Kazem Motamednejad, Father of Iran’s Communication, Dies at 79

The father of Iran’s communication sciences, Kazem Motamednejad, who was suffering from Parkinson disease during recent years, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the capital city of Tehran. He was 79.

Proffesor Motamednejad was the founder of the Social Communication Sciences Faculty of the Allameh Tabatabaei University in 1971. 


Born in the Village Mud near the northeastern Iranian town of Birjand in 1934, he got a Ph.D. in law and politics at the University of Tehran in 1960. Then, he won a scholarship to the French Press Institute of the Paris University in 1964 and received a Ph.D. in journalism. 


His first collaboration with Persian newspapers began with Kayhan in 1959 and continued until 1963. He also pursued a career in teaching at the University of Tehran at the same time. 


He penned more than 70 articles that were presented at numerous international conferences and seminars. 

Journalism, Mass Communication Devices, Communication in the ‘Third World’: National Development: A Critical International Bibliography are among his left books.  


A memorial service will be held at Tehran’s Nur Mosque on Monday.

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