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Stories about Iran

2 February 2015

Iranian Newspaper Shut Down Over ‘I Am Charlie’ Cover Featuring George Clooney

The Iranian press has ping ponged between condemning the violence in Paris to attacking officials and each other for their response to the attacks.

Local Iranian Humane Society Wants to End Animal Dissection Tournaments

The society's request to put a stop to the tournament went ignored, however. Animal rights efforts are only just beginning to be noticed by mainstream Iranian news.

1 February 2015

Argentine Investigator’s Mysterious Death Revives Questions About 1994 Bombing

According to police, Nisman committed suicide just a few hours before he was supposed to present his case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, whom Nisman accused conspiring with Iran.

30 January 2015

Iranian Women's Rights Advocate Mahdieh Golroo Released From Jail

Last October, a wave of acid attacks against women created a public uproar in Iran. When police failed to respond, protests and online campaigns against government inaction swept the nation.

22 January 2015

WhatsApp, Line and Tango in Jeopardy in Iran, As President and Judiciary Clash

Global Voices Advocacy

Culture Minister Ali Jannati refused to say if the government would implement the ban on three messaging services. They currently remain accessible to Iranians.

4 January 2015

Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Heats Up in Australia

The temperatures in Australia are soaring a week before hosting the Asian Cup 2015 starting 9 January.

15 December 2014

The Incredible Courage of Women Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East

Women in Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Iran have faced prosecution, poor treatment, kidnappings and even death for daring to defend human rights.

29 November 2014

Morehshin Allahyari's Art on Iranian Censorship Will Soon Be Out of This World

Iran’s censored Internet is a theme that features prominently in Morehshin Allahyari's art, some of which will soon be headed to outer space as part of the Forever Now project.

27 November 2014

The Story Behind Iran's Censorship Redirect Page

Global Voices Advocacy

When Internet users in Iran try to access a blocked website, they're taken to www.peyvandha.ir. The page has changed throughout the years, reflecting the government's evolving approach to censorship.

28 October 2014

Poignant YouTube Videos Give Voice to Ordinary Iranians

What are Iranians biggest fears? A filmmaker asked people in the streets of Tehran to find out.

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