Nikahang Kowsar
Nikahang Kowsar

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Name: Nikahang Kowsar
Occupation: Journalist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: October 27, 1969
Age: 51
Birth Place: Tehran, Iran
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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Nikahang Kowsar

Nikahang Kowsar was born on October 27, 1969 in Tehran, Iran (51 years old). Nikahang Kowsar is a Journalist, zodiac sign: Scorpio. Find out Nikahang Kowsarnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He won the Courage for Editorial Cartooning Award from Cartoonists Rights Network International in 2001.

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Before Fame

He earned his bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Tehran in 1993.

Biography Timeline


Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi's nickname comes from a cartoon portraying "Professor Crocodile", a "reptilian academic who was shown strangling a journalist with his tail". The cartoon was drawn by Nikahang Kowsar and satirized freedom of expression in Iran, and a speech given by Mesbah Yazdi in the previous day. Mesbah Yazdi was known as Professor Mesbah (Persian: استاد مصباح) among his supporters. "Mesbah" rhymes with the Persian word for crocodile, "Temsah" (Persian: تمساح), and the cartoon labeled the crocodile as "Professor Temsah", who repeats the words used by Mesbah Yazdi in the previous day. Nikahang Kowsar was arrested and spent seven days in prison for the depiction. In 2001, he sent an apology letter to Mesbah, and the cleric had said that he had accepted it, but later in 2003 Kowsar received a death threat, from and Islamist assassin group.

Kowsar won the 2001 international "Courage for Editorial Cartooning" award from Cartoonists Rights Network International. He also received the second prize of Canada's National Press Club editorial cartoon contest in 2001. He has won 4 National Press Awards from Iran's "Press Festival" in 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2002. In 1995, he was a recipient of an Honorary Diploma from the International Caricature contests in Tolentino, Italy.

Kowsar who had written numerous Op-Eds on water management in Iran and criticized Khatami administration's water governance policies and warned the president in 2001 of a nationwide water crisis, started focusing on water issues in 2014, and launched the Abangan TV Show in 2015 to raise awareness of Iranians of a possible dire future.


In 2005, CBC's Farid Haerinejad made a documentary about Nikahang Kowsar entitled "The Bloggers' War". The film was the winner of Bronze Plaque from Christopher Columbus International Film and Video Festival Ohio.

Kowsar has been sentenced to prison for his cartoons in absentia. After moving to Canada, he worked in a Dry-Cleaner's for a while before joining MarketWire in 2005 and IFEX in 2008. He also has been free-lancing and his cartoons have been recently published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, and The Guardian. Kowsar is a member of the New York Times Syndicate. He has appeared on CNN, BBC, CBC, CTV, VOA and many political TV shows as a guest analyst and observer. Kowsar now works in Washington DC and is the editor-in-chief of, the first Persian citizen journalism platform.

Family Life

Nikahang was born in Tehran, Iran but later moved to Washington, DC.

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Currently, Nikahang Kowsar is 52 years, 9 months and 12 days old. Nikahang Kowsar will celebrate 53rd birthday on a Thursday 27th of October 2022. Below we countdown to Nikahang Kowsar upcoming birthday.


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