Roqe Media is a digital broadcast network of podcasts, video content and multimedia programming focused on the stories, conversations and issues that impact the global Iranian community. It is the first audio-visual network with a mission to create an encyclopedia of Iranian diaspora identity in English, and for a world-wide audience. It boasts over 2.9 million streams of its content so far, in less than two years of existence.
There is a vibrant Iranian diaspora that has been growing over the past 40 years, impressively and rapidly. But the story of Iranian identity outside of Iran, the fascinating personalities of Iranian background, and the significance of Iranian culture as it reaches into new parts of the world, remains generally untouched and unexplored. Launched in April 2020 by founders, Jian Ghomeshi and Mehrdad Ariannejad, Roqe Media seeks to address the gap – in English-speaking western media – with a multifaceted platform to bring Iranian lives, culture and identity to the forefront.