DEŽ, a weekly of news and politics associated with the Tudeh Party (see COMMUNISM ii) that began publication on 6 Ḵordād 1322 Š./27 May 1943 in Tehran and continued with some interruptions until June 1953. Its publisher and director was Nowḏar Āšūrī. From 1950 until the summer of 1953 it was published with interruptions in place of Be sūy-e āyanda, the unoficial organ of the then underground Tudeh Party. Issues of Dež are found in the Central Library of Tehran University, the Asian Institute in Shiraz, and the Library of Congress.



Ḥ. Abū-Torābīān, Maṭbūʿāt-e Īrān az Šahrīvar-e 1320 tā 1326, Tehran, 1366 Š./1987, p. 83.

G. Šokrī, “Fehrest-e rūz-nāmahā wa majallahā-ye fārsī dar Moʾassasa-ye Āsīāʾī,” FIZ 27, 1365 Š./1986, p. 365.

W. Ṣādeqī-nasab, Fehrest-e rūz-nāmahā-ye fārsī-e 1320 tā 1332, Tehran, 1360 Š./1981, p. 150.

I. V. Pourhadi, Persian and Afghan Newspapers in the Library of Congress, 1871-1978, Washington, D.C., 1979, p. 16.

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Originally Published: December 15, 1995

Last Updated: November 22, 2011

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