A journalist’s life and profession are inseparable and an professional journalist cannot limit his/ her responsibilities to the working hours of a day. When a journalist faces an event, he/ she does not say: “I am tired right now” or “It is not my working hour”. However, there are many journalists of this kind and the history will prove that depth and influence of non-committed behaviors are transient and fugacious.
You have read the first part of our interview with Ramin Fallah. Here is the rest of our conversation:
“I am not a type of person who puts constraints on himself and his soul, and works behind an official table in an organization… I cannot do these things. I may be not much financially rich but I am sure that my soul is free, I control it, I do what I desire, I use my soul and mind and I spent my time in the way I like. I might not reach what is considered valuable by the others. In my opinion, expensive car and big house are not values and they do not satisfy me. When I do not write about people’s problems and considerations, my conscience will be uneasy.”, he added.
Ramin Fallah said: “People like me have special goals and I think that I was born because of a determined mission in line with which I should move forward. I do not care about parties and entertainments and night-time sleep does not matter to me. Some nights, I, like crazy people, wake up for three times, read daily news of the world, write my impressions and then, sleep, again!”.
Fallah uttered: “Is it really necessary? Is not it ridiculous? This is the key to all of my successes. For example, if a happening occurs in Syria, I will follow it and write about it even if I am not a political king of person. I mean, as long as a special evolution is going on somewhere or a certain region is in siege, I cannot sleep with peace and ease”.
After a short pause, he continued: “I believe that a journalist’s life and profession are inseparable and an professional journalist cannot limit his/ her responsibilities to the working hours of a day. When a journalist faces an event, he/ she does not say: “I am tired right now” or “It is not my working hour”. However, there are many journalists of this kind and the history will prove that depth and influence of non-committed behaviors are transient and fugacious”.
“Assume that an employee works for a constant amount of revenue in a news agency. He wears his/ her clothes at 4:00, and with his/ her child, he goes to a swimming pool with free tickets. He does not care about the regions in chaos. He is phone-called and asked to provide a report or compile some news. He said that he is in shift. Are we not in shift? We have been being in shift for 20 years. We have left our sleep and food aside to reach our goals”, he said.
Ramin Fallah: Prophecy of Journalist Is More Sublime than That of Teacher!
Up to here, the audience are completely attracted to Ramin Fallah’s words and they do not even blink. He continued: “Prophecy of a journalist is more sublime than that of a teacher. That is because a teacher teaches something to a class with 20 or 30 members while a journalist is the teacher of 30 million people. When news are broadcasted, it either guides or misguides 30 million people. For example, a false and untrue news is spread and causes a fight between two tribes; and consequently, 30.000 people die. Who is responsible for this happening? A journalist who lacks faith or is controlled by a certain company”.
Ramin Fallah: Iranian journalist is not take seriously. The executive authorities do not still perceive the media importance.
Ramin Fallah’s thoughts, again, found a way out and he started to express his concerns: “These are important things. many may blame me but I found working with love, doing the best and avoiding arrogance to be the keys to success and progression. I should say that journalism is an art. About 50% of what a journalist does is hidden to people and society as long as he/ she lives; after a while, people will start researching and find out what important things a certain journalism has done, to what places he/ she has gone and what he/ she has written. I believe that when a journalist’s pen moves, it can change everything; and it can make a great conversion in people and society”.
“Do not consider these issues unimportant. However, some people have done so. In my opinion, it was one of the reasons of our failure in soft war. We did not have creative writings; and there were no authors who comprehensively follow the events. Practically, some results are obtained that are neither attractive to our people nor applicable in confrontations”.
Ramin Fallah, with an interesting tone, finished his speech as follows:
“I always seek people who I believe are knowledgeable. I have not been arrogant and God knows that I, as a post-graduated journalist with about 5000 or 6000 texts published in our country publications (I can claim that no one other than me has published this amount of texts), still seek to find a new style in writing and discover novel things”.