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Below are posts about citizen media in Farsi. Don't miss Global Voices به فارسی, where Global Voices posts are translated into Farsi! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

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1 August 2019

Iran's invisible children

"Given the Islamic Republic’s history of discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities, this lack of infrastructure, economic negligence and the depth of poverty appears intentional..."

3 April 2019

Government official says the ban on messaging apps is slowing flood relief in Iran

Advox

"In situations where sharing information is vital, censorship can turn into a deadly phenomenon."

21 March 2018

On World Poetry Day, Some Verses Straight From Persia's Heart

The Bridge

"The sadness in my heart, like a mountain/The heart under your chest, like a stone."

12 February 2018

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of February 5-11, 2018, Global Voices' stories and translations attracted readers from 195 countries!

9 January 2018

The Draft Budget That Inflamed Protests in Iran

"You’ve turned as all into beggars. Please tell Mr. Khamenei, tell the president, tell everyone, tell them we are desperate. We don’t need this revolution. We hate the clerics."

7 January 2018

Corruption and Poverty Lead to Rage and Despair in Iran

"The members of parliament need to know that they are accountable to the people, that they represent the people, and that the eyes of the people are upon them."

16 October 2017

A ‘Verified’ Social Media Account Can Help Protect Iranian Activists — If They’re Lucky Enough to Get One

Advox

Social media companies can do more to protect communities facing online attacks.

19 August 2017

Afghan Asylum Seekers’ Anti-Deportation Protest in Stockholm Marks Two Weeks

"Stop deporting minors. Or even better, stop all deportation of refugees."

14 June 2017

After Campaigning on Internet Freedom, Iranian President's ICT Minister Boasts of Internet Censorship

Advox

ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi announced that Rouhani had effectively improved methods to control the Internet space as well as shut down a number of platforms.

16 December 2016

Student Leaders Spark Hope for Change on Iran’s National Student Day

The Bridge

"Iran’s civil society and student movements remain a ray of hope, and indeed pride, for a nation that continues to struggle for change."

7 November 2016

To Some Iranians Watching the US Elections, Democracy Really Seems Like a House of Cards

The Bridge

For some Iranians the 2016 US presidential elections has been shadowed by a demagoguery they know only too well from their own political sphere's struggles for democracy.

4 November 2016

Iran’s Keywan Karimi: The Filmmaker as Graffiti Artist

The Bridge

Working under threat of imprisonment for practicing his craft, Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has turned the difficult conditions of artistic production into an aesthetic.

18 October 2016

Meet Eufrasia Vieira, the ‘Next Angelina Jolie’ From Timor-Leste

"Sometimes, I take those compliments as a joke. Angelina is so beautiful and she’s just wow. I’m just ordinary woman living a simple life."

2 September 2016

Iran Declares ‘Unveiling’ of Its National Intranet

Advox

Iran declared a grand "unveiling" of its national internet. But what's really new here? We analyze the project and the government performance around its so-called "unveiling".

29 July 2016

It's an Eraser! It's a Pizza! No, It's Iran's Olympic Uniform

"Daesh has claimed responsibility for the design of Iran's Olympic uniform."

10 June 2016

Iranian Singer Habib Mohebian Memorialized on Social Media

"Even after an artist passes on, his art lives on..."

7 June 2016

The Champ in Photos: Muhammad Ali’s 1993 Trip to Iran

"I am one of literally billions of people affected by the life and actions of Muhammad Ali."

23 May 2016

The Iranian State Versus Kim Kardashian

The story is so absurd that it seems funny, at first glance. But the Iranian state's problems with Kim Kardashian are no laughing matter.

11 May 2016

Iranians Lip-Sync Their Love for Music Maestro Mohammed-Reza Shajarian in Tribute Video

"Shajarian, voice of the people of Iran: #Maestro_we_love_you #Shajarian"

9 May 2016

Iranian Blogger Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki Freed on Bail

"With every departure there is a return. Even when weak and ill we must stand and smile. We must go on..." writes Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki.

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