In print since 1926, Eteelaat is Iran’s oldest newspaper still in circulation. Eteelaat started off as a news agency covering political and daily events and sold to newspapers. After three years of covering news for other organizations, the editor in chief of the humble Eteelaat office requested a permit to start a newspaper from the Ministry of Education.

On July 11, 1926 the office began to publish the Eteelaat (information) newspaper. Initially, only five hundred newspapers were printed, and the entire newspaper consisted of two pages. The newspapers staff included the editor, supervisor, and two staff writers.

Nearing its centennial, Eteelaat has become far greater than a simple newspaper. It has become a cultural icon. The newspaper’s sister publications now include Eteelaat Beynolmelal (International Information), Javanan (Youth), Eteelaat Haftegi (Weekly Information), Donyay Varzesh (The World of Sports), Eteelaat Elmi (Science Information), Mahnameh Siyasi-Eghtesadi (Politics and Economy Monthly). The newspaper’s current chief of staff is Seyed Mohammad Doaie.