· August, 2006

Stories about Iran from August, 2006

Iran: Jahanbegloo free on bail

  31 August 2006

Shahram Kholdi, UK based blogger & academic reports that Ramin Jahanbegloo, researcher & philosopher, was released on bail. According to the blogger, Ramin Jahanbegloo visited ISNA's (Iranian Students National Agency) office immediately after he was released. The source said he looked much thinner than the last time he had seen...


  30 August 2006

The most horrible of things has just happened to me….my RSS feed for the Kurdish blogs, well for lack of a better term..hiccupped…and all of my feeds are gone. So in dealing with this crisis, today's post probably will leave a few people out. Thankfully all of my work is...

Iranian Women's campaign demands changes to discriminatory laws

  30 August 2006

Iranian women continue their struggle for equal rights beyond all governmental obstacles. A few days ago, a group of tireless Iranian women activists launched another campaign against discrimination entitled “One Million Signatures Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws.” This demonstration was backed by personalities such as Nasser Zaarafshan, writer and human...

Iran: Broken Promises & Satellite Dishes

  30 August 2006

Aknoun says that one year ago, the cultural advisor to the Iranian President said everybody is free to have a satellite dish and government will reduce pressure on people [Fa]. The blogger says that now we shall see how government cracks down on satellite dishes.

Iran: Rising housing prices & confused authorities

  30 August 2006

Lahzeh says rising housing prices is a hot topic in Iran and everybody has an opinion about it. The blogger says that according to the Iranian President, the price rose between 20 and 30 percent, while the Head of Social Commission in Parliament talks about 25 percent and the head...

Iran: Student activist arrested

  30 August 2006

According to Kuy, another student activist, Jamal ZaherPour was arrested a couple of days ago [Fa]. ZaherPour had been a leading student in Islamic Association of Khajeh Nasir University where he graduated as an engineer. The blogger adds that recently, several student activists have been arrested.

Iran: Unofficial media

  28 August 2006

Koroush Ziaberi, a teenager blogger & journalist says that blogs can be considered as unofficial media for new generation [Fa]. The blogger considers this fact that traditional media such as TV is not available for the Iranian young people to express themselves, gives a much important place to blogs as...

Iran: Iranian second- rate citizens & Lebanon

  27 August 2006

Irane Emrouz writes the Speaker of Iranian Parliament has said that Iran will construct all destroyed houses in Lebanon. The blogger adds in our country there are many second -rate citizens who are looking for their daily bread and now the authorities want to deprive them form their daily bread...

Iran: Firing journalists

  26 August 2006

Yasavoli, blogger & journalist talks about how in the State run Iran newspaper, journalists who are not supporters of Ahmadinejad, loosing their jobs. The blogger considers this firing of journalists as a quiet military coup in this newspaper [Fa].

Iran: One day salary for Lebanon!

  24 August 2006

Faryad says one day of his/her mother's salary reduced on her pay check in the name of helping Lebanon! The blogger says it is a very ugly act to reduce somebody's salary for a cause without asking him [Fa]. The blogger adds he/she does not know this salary reduction only...

Iran: Electricity Shortage

  24 August 2006

In Afkar Mastoor we read that Iran faces electricity shortage this year [Fa]. The blogger reminds us that Iranian government refused to advance the clocks by one hour during the summer time to save energy.

Iran: Cartoonist out of jail for 10 days

  23 August 2006

According to Full Metal Jacket, cartoonist, Mana Neyestani and his editor Mehrdad Ghasemfar got permission to come out prison for ten days [Fa].These two were arrested 80 days ago after riots had erupted by ethnic Azaris in Iran when they took offence in Mana Neyestani's cartoon, published in the children's...

Iran: A Radio for Websites

  23 August 2006

According to Haftan, Webna is a new radio to inform news about websites [Fa]. This radio has also its own blog and site. Webna calls itself Iranian Website News Agency.

Iran: Ahmadinejad's blog

  22 August 2006

MohammadAli Abtahi, reformist politician & blogger writes about Ahmadinejad's new blog. He says I think the fans of weblog and internet are happy that Mr. Ahmadinejad is also a member of the society that Keyhan (conservative newspaper) called it two years ago as the spider network, if and only if...

Iran: Journalism's Problem

  22 August 2006

In Dot we read that Dr.Ahmad Tavakoli, academic and writer, considers the most important problem of journalism is that Iranian journalists neither think nor work in an academic way [Fa].

Iran: Jahanbegloo & Confession

  18 August 2006

Agh Bahman says it seems Ramin Jahanbegloo's, jailed philosopher; confession film will be broadcasted on TV. The blogger says he wants to see Iranian people reaction to this confession film. Will they believe that or not or just a part of that? The blogger adds Iranian people are not really...

Ahmadinejad's blog and Fidel Castro

  18 August 2006

According to the BBC, the launch of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s blog was reported on state TV, which urged users to send in messages to the president. Several magazines and newspapers around the world have already talked about Ahmadinejad’s blog. In his first, and so far only, post, Ahmadinejad talks...

Iran: Ahmadinejad & CBS

  17 August 2006

Berkeley Forum talks about Ahmadinejad's interview on CBS. We read in this collective blog that during his interview with Mike Wallace from CBS there were a number of other instances when Ahmadinejad had “teacher-like” comebacks. It certainly reminded me of the old school days in Iran. This is because Ahmadinejad...