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Stories about Iran

26 March 2015

Sudan Turns Back on Iran, Joins Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen

Sudan switched sides from being an Iranian ally, to waging war against the Houthis, Iran's allies in Yemen. Sudan joining the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi fighters, who took control...

24 March 2015

Talking to Golnaz Esfandiari, English-Language Journalism's ‘Bridge’ to Iran

The Bridge

Global Voices speaks to Golnaz Esfandiari, a senior correspondent at RFE/RL and one of the few journalists based outside of Iran writing in English about the country's nuances and intricacies.

23 March 2015

Internet in Iran: Evaluating Rouhani’s First Two Years as President

Global Voices Advocacy

Has Rouhani lived up to lofty expectations of more Internet freedom in Iran? This is the question Small Media's latest report seeks to address.

20 March 2015

Iranian Social Media's Short Attention Span for #AcidAttacks Against Women

Acid attacks on women last year in Isfahan created a fearful atmosphere and sparked protests. Despite developments, social media users seem to have moved on from the topic.

Why I Love Norooz

The Bridge

What's not to love about Norooz? It marks the beginning of the new year for people in Iran and elsewhere in the region.

18 March 2015

In Caracas I Found Tehran

The Bridge

Against the backdrop of the rapprochement between their two countries, Iranians and Venezuelans find friendship and common ground—and love too.

New Iranian Bank Note Replaces Nuclear Symbols with University Gates

At the moment, the Iranian government is in negotiations over its nuclear program with the P5+1 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

11 March 2015

A Dialogue About Communication — Not Political Change — in Iran

Global Voices Advocacy

Iran Internet experts gather to talk about how Iranians can easily access information communication technologies that connect Iranians to each other, and to the rest of the world.

9 March 2015

When You Don't Want to Listen to Netanyahu, You Write a Computer Script to Do It for You

The Bridge

Tarek Amr analyzes the words that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used most often in his speech to America's Congress. Top word? "The". Second place? "Iran".

4 March 2015

Netanyahu's Speech to Congress Was Polarizing, to Say the Least

In the United States, and elsewhere, reactions to the speech by many public figures and ordinary Internet users were unusually negative.

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