Tehran (IP): Peyman Jebeli, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), outlined the national media’s comprehensive strategy for the upcoming presidential debates during a press briefing held on June 9, 2024. Jebeli detailed plans for five debates, each lasting between 3.5 to 4 hours, emphasizing IRIB’s commitment to thorough and fair election coverage.

Iran PressIran news: "We have leveraged the expertise of various top executives and specialists in the country to design the questions for the debates," Jebeli stated, underscoring the depth of preparation involved. He also highlighted that the monitoring of these live debates will be overseen by the Election Monitoring Commission, with members and observers positioned adjacent to the debate studios to ensure transparency and fairness.

During the briefing, Jebeli reiterated IRIB's role in promoting media justice and electoral integrity, reflecting its efforts to faithfully project the identity of Iran and its citizens. He stressed the importance of preventing any inappropriate conduct or interruptions during the live broadcasts, which are crucial for maintaining the decorum of the electoral process.

The announcement comes in the wake of the unexpected martyrdom of President Ebrahim Raisi, which led to the rescheduling of the 14th presidential elections. This tragic event has placed additional responsibilities on the IRIB to support a smooth and equitable electoral process.