PRESS TV is the first international Iran-based news network to broadcast in English on a round-the-clock schedule. Based in Tehran and state-run, it is staffed by media professionals from around the world. On the website it describes its goal as "to present a deeper analysis of current affairs, aiming to show the other side of the story. " It goes on to describe its larger vision as threefold: "to break the global media stranglehold of western outlets, to bridge cultural divisions pragmatically, and (three) to highlight the versatility and vitality of political and cultural differences, making up the human condition." The site features news articles and the opportunity to watch live coverage.