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Stories about Iran

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.

7 April 2015

Is Global Voices Blocked in Iran? Yes and No.

Global Voices Advocacy

Globalvoicesonline.org is now blocked in Iran. But you can outsmart these Internet filters and access our site by adding "https://" to the beginning of the URL. What's up with that?

6 April 2015

The Latest News from the Crisis in Iran's Lake Urmia

Iran Voices looks at recent efforts to save Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest saltwater lakes.

4 April 2015

Clip Depicting 100 Years of Women’s Fashion in Iran Challenges Media-Driven Stereotypes

"We wanted to show that Iran, just like our country, has never been static."

3 April 2015

Let's Stop for a Moment and Take in the Joy in Iran Right Now

The Bridge

Before wading into the landmark nuclear framework reached by Iran and six world powers, Global Voices Persian editor Mahsa Alimardani soaks in the happiness it caused among the Iranian people.

1 April 2015

Debunking Media Myths About the Houthis in War-Torn Yemen

The conflict in Yemen is often portrayed by the press as a battle between Sunni and Shia Islam, with the Houthis militia being lumped into Shia Islam. That's incorrect.

Who to Follow on Twitter for Solid (and Sometimes Snarky) Coverage of #IranTalks

As negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 in Switzerland over the nature of the country's nuclear program extend past the March 31 deadline, media coverage continues.

29 March 2015

Iranian Television Producer Mostafa Azizi is Jailed in Iran's Evin Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian television producer and author, was arrested last month when he tried to repatriate to Iran from Canada.

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