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Chat with Borzou Daragahi Thursday

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Times reporter Borzou Daragahi, who is based in Beirut and has led the paper’s coverage of Iran, will be chatting with readers at noon Thursday.

Daragahi was in Tehran after last summer’s disputed presidential election and covered the violent protests that followed. He attended the family wake for Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman shot dead during street protests and whose last breaths were captured on video that became viral on the Internet. Daragahi’s article told the story of a joyous woman, who loved music and travel, and whose life and dreams were cut short by a bullet.

Daragahi was honored this week with The Times’ Editor’s Prize for his work in 2009.

More recently, Daragahi reported from Iraq last week on Baghdad’s middle class, whose members are losing faith in their nation’s ongoing political crisis.

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Go to latimes.com/readers Thursday at noon to ask him your questions about Iran, Iraq and the life of a foreign correspondent.


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