The Ettela’at is one of the oldest newspaper in Iran. The Persian word ettelaat means information. It is the oldest one not only in newspaper category but also in the publication sector in the country.
on 31 January 1979, Kayhan and Ettela’at papers announced that Khomeini would return from Paris the other day. Ettela’at’s title was “tomorrow morning at 9, visiting Imam in Tehran.” The news led to the flow of millions of people from different cities to Tehran. In 1979, the newspaper published Firing Squad in Iran, a photo showing Kurdish militants being executed by Iranian authorities. The photo would later go on to win the 1980 Pulitzer Prize, attributed to “Anonymous,” but later was revealed in 2006 to be photographer Jahangir Razmi.
According to Alexa, the Global Rank of the daily is 67, 564 and the Rank in Iran 1,725. The popularity of the daily has crossed the border. A good number of people from United States, Afghanistan, Germany, Netherlands regularly visit the online page of Ettelaat.