· September, 2006

Stories about Iran from September, 2006

Iran:Ayatollah Khomeini's letter and nuclear bomb

  30 September 2006

Kamangir talks about Ayatollah Khomenii's letter that was published after 18 years. We read in media, a letter from 1988 in which Iran's top commander says Iran could need a nuclear bomb to win the war against Iraq has come to light in Tehran. The blogger adds I do not...

Iran:Ganji's letter to America

  29 September 2006

Nim Negah has published an excerpt of Akbar Ganji's, Iranian journalist and human rights activist, “Letter to America” in Washington Post. Ganji asked for a direct and transparent talk between US and Iran.The blogger published following part of the letter :” It is both possible and desirable to solve the...

Iran:A blog service was filtered by mistake!

  28 September 2006

According to Reportes without Borders,a blog service, Persianblog.com[Fa], was briefly blocked “by mistake” by Iranian Internet Service Providers. In Persian blog we read access to 650,000 blogs got blocked for a day [Fa].

Iran:Blaming Afghans

  27 September 2006

Hamed Ghodosi says authorities, blame Afghan refugees or immigrants for high rate of unemployment instead of lack of foreign investment and low economic movement in country. The blogger says in National Radio an interviewee said I am a jobless technician and a bunch of Afghans are working here. The blogger...


  27 September 2006

Onnik Krikorian from Oneworld Multimedia has written a series of wonderful articles about the Yezidis, ethnic Kurds, who live in Georgia and Armenia. Traditionally, information gathered about the Yezidis focus on those that live in Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq, which makes Onnik's article an incredibly valuable cultural resource. Rasti writes this...

More banned journals and Khatami in the USA

  26 September 2006

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists, the Iranian media is under an increasing amount of governmental pressure. More newspapers and magazines such as daily Shargh and the monthlies Nameh and Hafez have been shut down by the Commission for Authorizing and Monitoring the Press,...

Iran:A tortured political leader

  25 September 2006

Roozmaregiha writes that Ali Akbar Mousavi Khoini, jailed political prisoner and former deputy in Iranian parliament, seized opportunity at his father's funeral where he had found a few minutes of freedom to say he has been under torture in prison.The blogger adds Mousavi is not an ordinary prisoner; he is...

Iran: American short stories in Persian

  25 September 2006

Ketablog says a collection of nine short stories from contemporary American writers has been published in Persian in Iran [Fa]. The collection's name is Goodness of God and we can find stories from Gib Hansen or Sherman Alexie.


  22 September 2006

First up on this week's edition of Kurdistance, there has been a fantastic conversation about the Kurdish Question on the Washington Post's PostGlobal feature. The conversation has been very active for several weeks now, I would recommend reading it and joining in! Save Roj TV, whose courgeous work we have...

Iran:Deep Dish Score Music for Anousheh Ansari

  22 September 2006

In Community Weblog of Persian Students in the UK we read that Grammy Award-winning production and Iranian-American DJ duo Deep Dish today announced the recording of ‘Be the Change’, an eclectic musical work dedicated to Anousheh Ansari's historic Space flight as she became the world's first female private space traveler.

Iran: Ahmadinejad in UN

  21 September 2006

Kamangir has published a cartoon and a link to several photos regarding Ahmadinejad's visit in United Nations.

Iran:An Ayatollah Under Pressure

  21 September 2006

Irane Emrouz has published a letter from Ayatollah Seyed Hussein Kazemini Broujerdi. This high ranked cleric wrote that he and his followers had been under pressure and torture by the authorities. Ayatollah added the main reason of the pressure on him, is his neutral point of view on politics. Irane...

Pope, Cultural Revolution, Airplane Crash and Kofi Annan

  21 September 2006

Many people in the Muslim world got angry and protested against the Pope's speech where he quoted Emperor Manuel II Paleologos of the Orthodox Christian Byzantine Empire. Stressing that they were not his own words, he quoted the emperor saying: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and...

Iran: Media, Religion and 11 September

  20 September 2006

In Webgardian we read Mohammad Ali Abtahi's, former vice president and blogger, article on religion, media and 11 September. Abtahi says after September 11, most media have functioned to strengthen the points of difference or violent identity-forming aspects.

Iran:Music shops in trouble

  19 September 2006

According to Agha Bahman, several music institutes and shops were closed in Iran. The blogger says it seems they used to sell tickets for underground rock concerts [Fa].

Iran:Reversible Reforms

  17 September 2006

Aknoun says that he read in conservative Keyhan newspaper that male teachers won't be able to teach in girls high schools [Fa].The blogger adds during eight years of reformist government we heard several times that reforms are irreversible. Now we see everything can be changed and there is anymore no...

Iran:Attacking Etemad Meli Journal

  16 September 2006

Madeh 19 reports Etemad Meli journal's office was attacked by Molotov cocktails. According to the blogger it is second time that Etemad Meli's office was attacked by Molotov cocktails [Fa]. Etemad Meli was founded by cleric Karoubi and is critical regarding Iranian government.

Iran:Referendum and Nuclear Energy

  11 September 2006

Ali Mazroi, reformist politician and former deputy in Parliament says it is better to organize a referendum to know if people want this nuclear energy or not. He says personally he does not consider nuclear energy as our absolute right and he thinks nuclear weapon won’t be, in general, in...