Farnaz Fassihi’ mother “Fereshteh Tavakoli” co-founder of (ISCC) in the U.S.
Fassihi is a reporter for The New York Times based in New York. She served as a senior Middle East correspondent based in Beirut, as deputy bureau chief of Middle East and Africa supervising a team of reporters and shaping coverage from elections in Zimbabwe to war in Gaza and the uprisings of the Arab Spring. She covered the Iraq War as The Journal’s Baghdad bureau chief from 2003 to 2006. She was dispatched to Afghanistan to cover the US-led invasion and has covered wars, revolutions and uprisings also across the Middle East.