First news bulletin after Iran's 1979 revolution
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Islamic Republic at 40: How Iranian TV reported the revolution

The first TV news bulletin after the Islamic Revolution on 11 February 1979 was a rough and ready production featuring a female presenter without hijab.

Iran's Islamic law - which was imposed gradually - requires women to cover their hair. But that was not case 40 years ago.

Video produced by Suniti Singh

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  • 12 Feb 2019
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