He was a senior editor for the Tehran Times from 2000 to 2015. He was a frequent commentator on Press television, Iran"s English language 24-hour news station as well as writing for various written publications. He was involved in political activism from his early twenties and was ejected from the United States.
Golpira was one of Tehran Times" most prominent writers and editors.
He had written on causes such as the Iraq Invasion, Syria and the United States"s political actions during the United States invasion of Afghanistan. He was an ardent critic of the United States"s National Security Agency. He was also noted as one of the original English language journalism teachers in Iran, with many current foreign based journalists and correspondents being taught by him including Aaron Reza Merat of the Economist while he was working for the Tehran Times.
Homa Lezgee noted Golpira as her main journalism mentor during her time working for Iranian Press. As cited in, King of Terror, Golpira remarked on the United States" Occupation of Afghanistan saying;
""According to Brzezinski"s theory, control of the Eurasian landmass is the key to global domination and control of Central Asia is the key to control of the Eurasian landmass….Russia and China have been paying attention to Brzezinski"s theory, since they formed the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2001, ostensibly to curb extremism in the region and enhance border security, but most probably with the real objective of counterbalancing the activities of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Central Asia."
Golpira was a fierce critic of contemporary Iranian cultural life, commenting on the growing influence of hypercapitalism on Iranian contemporary society.
In January 2015, Golpira was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
He continued to work for both Press television and Tehran Times until April 2015, also being awarded a special commendation by the Journalists Guild. Before his death, Golpira was also working on his book, Working for a Brighter Day, a collection of his selected articles Hamid Golpira died on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in Tehran"s Arad General Hospital where he was undergoing invasive chemotherapy for his lung cancer.
He was buried on July, 9 at Tehran"s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in the Luminaries" Section.
Alireza Ramezani of the Financial Tribune paper is quoted as saying, Golpira was the best editor at the Tehran Times during his time there.