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· May, 2006

Stories about Iran from May, 2006

Kurdistance: NGO Project Update

Ok, so maybe the title of today's post is a little bit of a misnomer, but our commentators today all mention NGO projects…and I'll give you some extra links to...

Jailed Cartoonist, Riots in Universities & Anniversary of a Victory

Last week Global Voices reported about the cartoon affair and unrest in Azeri community. This affair goes on and Mana Neyestani, the cartoonist who drew this cartoon, and his editor,...

Iran: Student Leaders in Jail

According to Daneshe Sorkh, Abede Tavancheh and Yashar Ghajar, two student leaders were arrested after demonstration in universities in Tehran. The blogger has published their photos on his/her blog and...

Iran: An office to support religious blogs

According to Kamangir, an “Office for Religious Blog Development” has been established in Qom. The blogger says this organization will support religious blogs in Iran.

Iran: Burning Banks!

Noqte tahekhad , Iran based blogger, says banks get burned when there are riots in Iran and tell us why (Persian). According to this blogger most banks are run by...

Iran: Free Mana Blog!

Free Mana (Persian) is a new blog which reports all news about arrested cartoonist, Mana Neyestani. Mana drew the cartoon which provoked riots among Azeri community.

Iran: Syriana in Iran!

Hanif Mazroi, Iran based blogger & journalist, says George Clooney's Syriana was broadcasted on Iranian Channel 3. Mazroi, who had already seen movie in English version, adds that in Persian...

Iran: Bribing System

Karmand writes about bribing system in Iran. This blogger says if you are an employee either you get bribe or you keep silence about it. Blogger adds in country everybody...

Kurdistance: What's Montenegro Got to Do With It?

And yes, there was the Tina Turner song “What's love got to do with it?” floating in my head in the background when I wrote that title. While the world...

Iran: Licence for Blogs?

ITIran blogger talks about what he heard in a meeting in Ministry of Information concerning blogs. This blogger says it seems government is discussing a project to oblige people to...

Iran: Riots in Tehran University

Shahram Kholdi reports about riots in Tehran University. He says riots at Tehran University were in response to the forced resignation of five Professors who resigned under the pressure of...

Cartoon, Insecurity & Media

According to news Iran's government has suspended a state-controlled newspaper after it published a cartoon that provoked riots among the country's minority Azeri community. The cartoon shows that a cockroach...

Iran: Leader's Advisor is Blogging

Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati, Leader's advisor and former Foreign Affairs Minister, started his blog. Concerning Iran-US negotiation about Iraq or other issues, Dr.Velayati says Iran has never had such a...

Iran: Women Pilots

Noushin Najafi, photoblogger, has published a couple of Iranian woman pilot photos. Noushin says most of the women pilots after graduation will be attracted by foreigner airlines. Iran airline has...

Iran: Graffiti on the Wall!

In Bombing the walls blog, we can discover new graffiti works on the wall. The Blogger, Bombing the walls, invites us to discover his first work, Skate, a graffiti on...

Iran: War Zone & University

Abde Tavanche writes in his blog that AmirKabir University has become a war zone. Blogger says security forces & director of university want to stop students to choose their (...

Iran: From Hostage taking to Blogging

Abbas Abdi, reformist politician & a hostage taker in US embassy, has launched his blog. He says if human being does not communicate, he/she becomes weaker than animal. Blogger adds...

Iran: Professor in Danger?

Samimanetar writes that it seems Dr.Ahmad Naghibzadeh, Professor of Political Sciences in University of Tehran, is under pressure (by government). Blogger says recently Kayhan, a very conservative journal, talked about...

Iran: Fashion Talk in TV!

Cafe Naseri says that there was a talk about dress fashion in Iranian TV. Blogger has taken a photo from her own TV to show who discussed dress fashion. She...

Kurdistance: Finding Rebirth in Grief

For my regular readers, I apologize for my absence, I lost a much beloved Uncle to Cancer of the Esophagus and was away dealing with family matters. In reading through...

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