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Stories about Iran

23 May 2015

Global Voices Starts a New Collaboration with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Global Voices has relied on the Campaign’s reportage and team of experts when covering major human rights concerns. We enthusiastically welcome this new collaboration.

20 May 2015

Verdict Delayed in Detained Iranian Artist Atena Farghadani's Trial

Global Voices Advocacy

Atena Farghadani was arrested over a cartoon she drew that depicts Iran's members of parliament as animals voting on law that will restrict access to contraception and criminalise voluntary sterilisation.

16 May 2015

Afghan Rapper Escaped Teen Marriage by Singing About It

Sonita Alizadeh is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.

11 May 2015

Selective Truths Revealed: The Case of Iranian Search Engines

Global Voices Advocacy

Iranian authorities maintain that local search engines can compete with Google and other Western alternatives. A new study by Iran research group Small Media puts these claims to the test.

How Kelly Golnoush Niknejad’s ‘Tehran Bureau’ Bridges Iran and the West

The Bridge

In the second installment of this series focused on Iranian journalists, Gloabl Voices asks Kelly Golnoush Niknejad about the early days of Tehran Bureau.

Clashes in Mahabad, Iran, Following the Controversial Death of a Female Hotel Worker

"It's one thing to be Kurdish in Iran and a another to be a Kurdish woman. #JusticeForFarinaz."

4 May 2015

Iran's Leading Women's Magazine Suspended After Covering Cohabitation Outside of Marriage

Managing editor Shahla Sherkat says she's hopeful she can convince the court to allow publication to resume. Iran’s Press Oversight Committee suspended Zanan-e Emrooz, reportedly for writing about "white marriages."

23 April 2015

How 8 Prominent Iranians Think a Nuclear Deal Will Impact Human Rights

Some were optimistic, while others saw little reason to hope for change.

Iran Hardline Media React to End of Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen

Newspaper Vatan Emrooz published on its front page a caption that read, "Operation 'Hurricane Certainty' ends after 27 days of crime and infanticide without achieving any of its goals."

10 April 2015

Could #IranTalks Signal a New Deal for Iran and the US?

The Bridge

A perspective on the Iranian nuclear agreement and what it means for Iranian people, human rights, and peace.

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