Monday, June 13, 2005

Sean Penn in Teheran

I was quite amused by the news in today's NYT about the actor Sean Penn being in Teheran and working as a journalist. Let me quote from the news item:

"Sean Penn, the Hollywood actor who has taken out ads in newspapers in support of his political beliefs, has moved over to the other side of the media business. He is in Iran working as a journalist for The San Francisco Chronicle ahead of Iran's presidential election this Friday.
Mr. Penn, who arrived in Tehran on Thursday and is expected to stay until today or tomorrow, is preparing an article on the election and Iran's controversial nuclear programs. On his first day in Tehran, he met with Mehdi Hashemi, the son of the powerful politician Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president who is running for the job again. He attended Friday Prayer in Tehran where the hard-line head of the watchdog Guardian Council urged worshipers to vote in the election next Friday." There is more actually.

Interesting to see how far a celeb goes in search of the truth! Pretty unique in these politically-charged times, isn't it?

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