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Stories about Iran

26 May 2015

Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Starts Closed Door Trial in Iran

"If Iran had a case against Jason Rezaian, it would try him in public. It doesn't and won't."

23 May 2015

Iranian Reformists Commemorate the Anniversary of Ex-President Khatami's Election on Twitter

The hashtag #second_ofKhordad_Iam is trending to commemorate the 1997 election of the reformist former President Mohammad Khatami.

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.

18 May 2015

Atena Farghadani Goes on Trial Tomorrow in Iran for Her Cartoon About Access to Contraception

Global Voices Advocacy

The cartoon that sparked her arrest depicts members of parliament as animals. She is charged with spreading propaganda against the system, insulting members of parliament and insulting the supreme leader.

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, Global 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."

8 May 2015

New Research: Iran Is Using ‘Intelligent’ Censorship on Instagram

Global Voices Advocacy

Political pages are accessible, but Justin Bieber and the Kardashians are blocked. Saddled with a censorship regime that is both exhaustive and ineffective, Iranian authorities are experimenting with “intelligent” filtering.

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