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· January, 2012

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.

Stories about Farsi from January, 2012

Iran: Official launch of Cyber Police

Iran police has announced [fa] the official launch of Iran cyber police in Tehran, Iran capital. The deputy commander of this cyber police says that 40 percent of cyber crimes...

Iran: Police controls a Facebook group, arrests its administrators

A Facebook group called “Daaf and Paaf” (means hot persons) fell under control of Iran's cyber police. Iran's cyber police announced [fa] on the group's Facebook's wall that “the administrators...

Iran: Military applause for death penalty

The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (Revolutionary Guards) has appreciated [fa] the death penalty for Saeed Malekpour, a web developer accused of running porn websites. The “center...

Iran: ‘Hostages in Syria are not military’

Free Syrian Army says it has taken hostage seven Iranians, five of whom were allegedly soldiers complicit in the Syrian government's crackdown on protesters. But an Iranian in Friendfeed writes...

Iran: ‘The pain of sanctions’

European Union has adopted an oil embargo against Iran. Faren Taghizadeh, a presenter at BBC Persian TV posted [fa] in Facebook: This is one of the adversities of being a...

Iran: Sanctions Bite, and the Iranian Currency Falls

Iranians are facing a financial tsunami as the national currency (Rial) loses value day by day as sanctions against Iranian oil and the banking system get tougher.

Iran:Political prisoners in a cold jail

While Tehran is experiencing snow and severe cold weather, there are serious concerns over prisoners’ safety in the major prison, Evin. Saeid Pourheydar, former prisoner, writes [fa]: “The only heating...

Iran:Press TV loses UK licence

Press TV, the Iranian state-run English-language TV, lost the license in UK due to what Ofcom says “breaching the Communications Act”. Maziar Nazemi, a presenter at Iran state-run TV believes...

Iran: Women activist shot dead in Texas

A Texas Medical Center student and Iranian women activist was shot dead on Monday in Houston. Gelareh Bagherzadeh was driving her car when she was shot.  Authorities said it is...

Iran: More web activists got arrested

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says [fa] Iran has arrested two web activists last week; Mohammad SoleimaniNia, who “hosts and manages websites of many Iranian civil society communities and intellectuals and...

Iran: Second blogger arrested in Tehran

Iranian authorities arrested Marzieh Rasouli, journalist and blogger, last night in Tehran. She writes stories and narrations of her daily life in ‘3 Rouz Pish’ [fa]. This is the second...

Iran: Jailed Islamic Cleric and Blogger on Hunger Strike

Islamic cleric and blogger, Mohammad Sadegh (Arash) Honarvar Shojayi, is on hunger strike in prison in Iran to protest the four year prison sentence he received in October 2011 for...

Iran: Celebrating The 1st Golden Globe For Iran

Iranian users in Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed and other social media are celebrating that Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's drama ‘A Separation‘ won the award for best foreign language film at the...

Iran: Enthusiasm over ‘A Separation’ in Golden Globe

Iranian users are showing enthusiasm in Facebook over a photo which shows Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian director of  ‘A Separation‘, a Golden Globe foreign language nominee, beside Pedro Almodovar and...

Iran: Blogger May Face Death Penalty for Insulting Islam

A 50-year old Iranian blogger, Mohammad Reza Pour Shajari (aka Siamak Mehr), has been charged with “insulting the Prophet of Islam” and “enmity with God” or “waging war against God”,...

Iran: “This bomb is a statement”

Kamangir, an Iranian prominent blogger based in Canada, believes [fa]: “Attack on a nuclear activist with a magnetic bomb. The target is not to kill someone. This is a statement;...

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