· April, 2006

Stories about Iran from April, 2006

Iran: Virginity Matters!

  30 April 2006

IranJensy (Persian) says virginity of a girl is so important in Iranian society. Blogger asks how men, who have had sex with many women can expect the girls have no sex before getting married?

Iran: Refugee Seekers in Church!

  30 April 2006

Panhajoyan (Persian) writes that a small group of Iranian refugee seekers, since 24 April, have occupied a church in Belgium to stay in country. Many Iranian refugee seekers are under threat by Belgian government to be sent back to Iran.

Iran: Blogger Remains in Jail!

  30 April 2006

Webgardian writes according to ILNA (Iran Labour National Agency) Arash Sigarchi's, jailed blogger & journalist, appeal was rejected by Supreme Court. He must stay in jail for three years.

Iran: Joking with Nulcear

  28 April 2006

Bazardispatch says Iranians intend to survive any storm by laughing through it. Blogger reports that one of Ahmadineghad's mottos is “Nuclear Energy is our absolute right!” well the newest SMS in Tehran is: “Having two wives is our absolute right too! But who becomes a second wife?” teasing Islamic code...

Iran: Contractual Workers Fired!

  27 April 2006

Jomhour (Persian) writes that there are collective firings of contractual workers in all over country. He adds on the other side of story government appointed employees and workers have benefited a sharp raise in their salaries. Blogger says this raise has nothing to do with productivity of these workers. This...

Iran: Women, Football & Ayathollahs

  26 April 2006

Bidari (Persian) considers Ahmadinejad's decision to let women watching football in stadiums a real mistake. Blogger says people who back President don't have this kind of requests. In addition now several Grand Ayatollahs are against Ahmadinejad's decision.

Iran: Animal Rights!

26 April 2006

Arrianna Matthieus, an American-Iranian blogger based in the United States writes about animal rights in Iran. Blogger says “In present day Iran, the cultural tradition has long overlooked the fact that dogs were highly esteemed in ancient Persia and that animals were protected from harm, and yet, in the Islamic...

Iran: Brain Drain!

  26 April 2006

ArashKamangir finds an interesting point in Iranian President's recent news conference. Blogger writes “a reporter asked him about the brain drain. He replied “…the Iranian nation is free to go where ever they want and to live there.We are not disappointed that Iranian scientists work for others.”

Iran:Women & Football

  24 April 2006

Zannevesht (Persian) says that according to IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency), Iranian President wants to give permission to women to go stadiums watching football matches.

Bloglogue: US Dollars & Democracy in Iran!

  24 April 2006

Bloglogue’s first issue was about Iran in Media and several bloggers & non bloggers from different countries took part in discussion. Second issue is about a very hot issue: US 75 million dollars help to promote democracy in Iran. Five bloggers including two Americans, one Finnish and two Iranians joined...

Iran: Ahmadinejad & Propaganda

  21 April 2006

Mikhak (Persian), an Iran based blogger & journalist, writes that Ahmadinejad does not act as President of all Iranians. He just continues his radical propaganda and counts on his followers. He adds that Ahmadinejad acts as a candidate for presidential election rather than a President for the whole country.

Iran: Nuclear & Safety

  20 April 2006

Inja va Aknoun (means Here & Now) writes about nuclear technology & security related questions (Persian). He says nobody in Iran talks about the safety of people who live in the neighbourhood of nuclear enrichment buildings.

Iran: Yellow cake and nuclear enrichment

  19 April 2006

Iranianteacher writes about yellow cakes which symbolise Iran's uranium enrichment programme. The blogger says “I really can’t be happy to see the cake. We try to resolve our inferiority complex through some strange bizarre mechanism like bragging about things and covering things up; that’s why we don't even know ourselves…...

Iran's Nuclear Crisis, Persian Gulf Islands and Funds for Palestine

  18 April 2006

Permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany have come together to discuss their common action against Iran and the so-called “nuclear crisis” is a very hot issue in the Iranian media and blogs. Jadi (Persian) writes about nuclear energy and why he is against it: “I as a democrat,...

China: Blogger suggests agenda

  18 April 2006

The Sun Bin blogger raises two issues he expects to see addressed during Chinese president Hu Jintao's visit to the United States this week: plans for Iran and Tibetan independence: “Dalai [Lama] is showing to Hu that he can command all the Tibetan separatists (I guess I can use this...

Iran: Underground Life!

  17 April 2006

Shiva (Persian), Iran based blogger, talks about underground life in Tehran's rich neighbourhood. She says in Iran you have no right to have disco but underground parties is a common thing in rich part of Tehran where young people take drugs and get involved in wild sex.

Iran: World Have Your Say

  17 April 2006

A couple of Iranian bloggers participated in BBC's “World Have Your Say“” discussion about nuclear crisis. Several Iranian joined this discussion and shared their opinion by sending email or by giving phone calls.

Iran: A Model Society?

  12 April 2006

Amshaspands (Persian) writes Iranian President in his declaration that Iran has started to enrich uranium, talked about Islamic Republic as a model several times. Blogger says God knows Islamic Republic is a model for whom?

Under Pressure Journalists & Nuclear Crisis

  11 April 2006

Saminejad’s, jailed blogger, lawyer said court rejected their appeal and he is supposed to remain in prison for next ten months. ISNA, Iranian Students National Agency, has published this news (Persian). A hot issue in blogs is Seymour Hersh, investigative journalist, article and interviews that US may bomb Iran by...

Iran: Journalists Fired!

  11 April 2006

Alpar (Persian), Iran based blogger, has informed us that many journalists who work for ILNA ( Iran Labour News Agency) have been fired. It seems that there is no budget. Most journalists worked for political section of Agency.