Stories about Iran from October, 2006
Hugo Chavez in the Iranian left-wing blogs
Hugo Chavez, the leftist Venezuelan President, has developed a very friendly relationship with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian Islamist President. Iran even awarded the Venezuelan President its highest state medal for supporting Tehran in its nuclear standoff against the international community. This alliance was discussed a couple of months ago among...
Iran: UN Resolution Targets Iranian Students
Iranian Truth discusses the current draft Security Council resolution on Iran which states, in part: “all States shall prohibit specialized teaching or training of Iranian nationals, within their territories or by their nationals, of disciplines which would contribute to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program”, The blogger says the expansive...
Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari, a new blogger in jail
We read in Sos Sanjari blog that Mehdi ( Kianoosh) Sanjari, blogger and human rights activist was arrested during disturbances in Tehran. He was there to report about the event. There is also an online petition in English to demand his urgent release.
Iran: The end of Ramadan
Angus McDowall is a correspondent for Middle East Economic Digest and reporter for The Independent in Iran and he is blogging. About the end of Ramadan he says for a journalist, it can be a good time of year to check the social temperature. Some years the police hassle people...
Ahmadinejad: Let the Population Grow
Kamangir reports about Iranian President's speech about the population growth. President Ahmadinejad said they say two children are enough [a famous slogan for controlling Iran’s population growth in the last decade]. I oppose this…if our population increases we will defeat them [Westerners]. The blogger adds it reminds me of what...
Iran:Photos & Mousavi Khoini
Kosoof, a leading photo blogger has published photos of Mousavi Khoini's, human right activist and politician, after being released from jail. According to the blogger, Mousavi Khoini was arrested on June 12 2006 during a rally for women's rights in Tehran.
Vojaĝo tra Esperantujo / A trip through Esperanto-land
Only two months until Esperanto Day! In this, our second roundup of the Esperanto Blogosphere (missed the first?), I will lead you on a tour of some of the different kinds of blogs you find in the Esperanto community. Nur du monatoj ĝis la Esperanto-Tago! En tiu ĉi, nia dua...
Iran:Government Bans Fast Internet
According to media, service providers have been told to restrict online speeds to 128 kilobytes a second and been forbidden from offering fast broadband packages. A teenage blogger, Kourosh Ziabary wrote an open letter in his blog to Minister of Communication and criticised government on this subject [Fa].
Abbas Abdi, blogger and reformist politician says inflation is the most important threat to the Iranian present political structure [Fa]. He adds soon or late the inflation giant will wakeup.
Iran: Photos and Women
Zannevesht has published a link to National Geographic prize winner's, Newsha Tavakolian, photos. Newsha Tavakolian has been selected as a 2006 All Roads Photography Program award-winner for her photo essay entitled Iran: Women in the Axis of Evil.
I choose to begin this week's article with a disclaimer which is spawned in response to comments I received on last week's edition of Kurdistance: the contents of my articles are not of my own opinion, but rather the opinions of the bloggers that I cover. I try to remain...
Iran: New Research about Iranian Blogs
In Iranian Truth, Celine Petrossian shares her research about Iranian blogs. Researcher says without a doubt, blogs have allowed Iranians to connect with their homeland and cultural traditions and freely discuss political, cultural and social issues on a transnational level.
Ayatollah Khomeini's Letter: Nuclear Weapons and the End of War
According to various media reports, former President Hashemi Rafsanjani has made public in Tehran a letter from 1988 in which Iran's top commander is quoted as saying Iran would need a nuclear bomb to win the war against Iraq. The letter was written by the father of the Iranian revolution,...
Iran:Designs and Empire
Legomahi, presents a new collection of designs. The blogger says the designs are inspired by Sassanid Empire.
Iran:My sweet little terrorist song
You can read lyrics and listen to English songs of 127 band from Iran. In my sweet little terrorist lyric, we read “legally I'm nobody , when I cross the border I'm somebody mean my international rights are in some poiticians thought,I'm just a dream as I turn to this...
Iran:Taxi conversation in Tehran
View from Iran reports about an interesting conversation between one American,Iranian taxi driver and the other Iranian passengers. The blogger writes“ the driver asks they think we are terrorists, right?” “American passenger replied:They don’t know who you are”.“They don’t know the difference between Iran and Iraq. There are a lot...
Welcome back to this week's edition of Kurdistance! Hiwa gives us a wonderful link to a amatur video about the Kurdish community in Leeds, UK that is featured on the BBC. Hiwa also reports on an incident that has made headlines in Turkey. At a recent NATO seminar, an American...
Iran:Listen to the Iranian Underground Music
Kavian is a blogger with talent in music.Kavian's third demo album, “Evolutionary Skill” is out now and you can listen to it.
Iran:looking at Ahmadinejad's new notes
Ahmadinejad,Iranian president says in his blog that today diplomacy has been turned to distrust and unfrankness. Rarely can we see two authorities or officials from two different states sit together and speak frankly to each other. They smile at each other while they try to impose themselves on the other...
Interview with Paris Marashi, Iranian-American Vlogger
Thanks to Ethan Zuckerman, I discovered Paris Marashi's blog or vlog and her project in Iran. On Paris’ vlog we can read and watch very interesting things about Iranian daily life and even tradition. Farid Pouya: Please tell us about your project and its objectives in Iran? Paris Marashi: People...
View from Iran has published an image from Iranian TV where you can read Arab States urge UN to condom Israel. Click here to see the photo and do not miss comments.The blogger adds this image illustrates why I tell my foreign friends never ever to use spellcheck.