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Iran · July, 2009

Country archive · 11 posts


Latest stories about Iran from July, 2009

31 July 2009

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Iran: Mourning the Victims of Protest

Thousands of Iranians gathered in Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran on Thursday to commemorate Neda Agha-Soltani and the victims of the protest movement. Dozens have been killed and hundreds jailed.

26 July 2009

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Citizens of the World rally for Iran

On Saturday 25 July, 2009, Iranians and non-Iranians alike responded to the initiative United4Iran by taking part in an event to support the Iranian struggle for freedom and human rights. Coverage...

23 July 2009

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Citizens of the World “United 4 Iran”

On Saturday July 25, people around the world will have the opportunity to support Iranians in their struggle for democracy, freedom and basic human rights by attending rallies in dozens...

17 July 2009

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Iran: “Death to Russia” at Friday Prayer

At a Friday prayer at Tehran University led by former president and cleric Hashemi Rafsanjani today, crowds of Mir Hossein Mousavi supporters defiantly chanted "Death to Russia" instead of "Death...

16 July 2009

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Iran: Protests prompt emergence of underground Internet newspapers

The recent emergence of internet newspapers in Iran is evidence of the will of Iranian citizens and opposition forces to continue to communicate even as the Islamic Republic intensifies censorship,...

Iran: Armenian bloggers on plane crash

When a regular flight en route from Tehran to Yerevan crashed after takeoff yesterday, killing all 168 on board, many in Armenia and its Diaspora were distressed, and not least...

Iran: Online videos send messages to Joe Biden

About 100 Iranians, Americans and Iranian-Americans have posted short personal messages on YouTube to support the Iranian opposition movement that is calling the 12th of June presidential election a fraud. They...

12 July 2009

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Iran: Protesters defy Islamic regime again

Thousands of demonstrators chanted "Down with the dictator" and "Allaho Akbar (God is Great)" slogans in Tehran on Thursday defying a government warning against protests about the disputed June 12...

4 July 2009

Iran: Myth and reality about Twitter

International media coverage of the Iranian protest movement in the past weeks has widely celebrated ‘Twitter power' as a tool of organizing and reporting on protests, but the reliance on...

3 July 2009

Morocco: An Alternative to Iran?

A recent article in the Washington Post has caused quite a stir amongst Moroccan bloggers, as well as on Twitter and in forums. The article, which suggests Morocco as a...

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