Stories about Iran from November, 2006
Kurdistance: It's Quiet Out Here
One of the hardest things about reporting on various blogospheres is the natural ebb and flow of people's writings. The past two weeks in the Kurdish blogosphere have been strangely quiet, the kind of quiet that is found before a great storm. Hiwa from Hiwa Hopes writes about the rampant...
Interview with Kosoof, a leading Iranian Photo Blogger
Arash Ashoorinia is a leading photo blogger whose blog, Kosoof, won the Reporters Without Borders prize in the BOBs (Best of the Blogs) competition organized by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Arash's photos have been published all over the world in publications and on web sites such as the Washington Post...
Iran:Ted Koppel interviews a blogger
Thanks to YouTube, Iranian Truth has published an Iranian Blogger interview with Ted Koppel.The blogger talks about different subjects such as filtering.
Iran:Election and Reformists
According to Alpar, two weeks before “Councils’ Election (of Cities and Villages)” [Fa], reformist groups have united their force and their lists.
Kamangir has published very interesting photos about scenes from Friday prayers.
Iran:Clashes at AmirKabir University
According to Azarmehr three students from Amir Kabir university staged a sit in at the university entrance today.They were protesting at the decision to ban them from continuing their education.Campus marshals tried to break up the gathering by physically attacking the 200 students who had formed a human chain to...
Iran:Iranian Women Go to the Sea
Kosoof has published a photo showing how Iranian women go to the sea.
Iran:Iranian Bloggers in TV
According to Gbpic,for the first time, two Iranian bloggers, Khabgard & Rooznamehnegarno,are invited to discuss about blogs in Iranian TV [Fa].
Iran:Blog Competition about Aids
Thanks to UNAids, Unicef and Iranian Positive Life Institue [Fa],a blog competition is organised about different subjects such as Women & Aids,Kids & Aids,Life with HIV,False beliefs and Drug Addiction & Aids [Fa].
Iran:Fifa suspends Iran for ‘government meddling’
According to news, Fifa suspends Iranian Football (Soccer) team because of alleged government meddling. Kamangir says recently, in his efforts to change everything at his will, Ahmadinejad assigned one of his allies as the head of the sports’ organization. Consequently, to find someone else to blame for Iran’s loss in...
Iran:Syndicate Leader Arrested
Kosoof, a leading photo blogger and journalist has published a photo of Mansour Osanlou, president of Tehran’s bus drivers syndicate. Kosoof reports that Osanlou was arrested in the streets of Tehran, near Resalat Square, following some shootings by undercover agents.
Shock and Tragedy in UCLA, Murder in Iran
According to reports in the media, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a taser and then taken into custody after he failed to exit the CLICC Lab at the Powell Library at UCLA in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he...
Arabisc: Plagiarism, Arrests, Bans and Democracy!
The Arabs are as usual busy this week debating anything and everything, from plagiarism to the arrest of bloggers, and from banning public meetings to embarrising George Bush Senior at a conference held in the UAE. Ahmed from Egypt had always wanted to become a journalist. But because not all...
Iran:An Iranian Refugee Family in Danger
Ardeshir Dolat talks about an Iranian refugee family living which has made its home an airport in Moscow. According to the blogger, the Russian authorities now want to deport the family to Iran – something that the family is convinced will be devastating to their lives and safety.You can watch...
Iran:UCLA Student Protest Movement for Taser Incident
Thanks to Iranian Truth we can watch UCLA students protest movement for Taser incident where Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a Taser and then taken into custody when he did not exit the CLICC Lab in Powell Library in a timely manner..
Iran:Violence against an Iranian student in UCLA
According to Iraniantruth, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a Taser and then taken into custody when he did not exit the CLICC Lab in Powell Library in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he failed to produce his BruinCard during...
Kurdistance: Picking up the pieces
After a month's hiatus, Kurdistance is back up and running…and attempting to pick up the pieces of Kurdish opinion floating out there in the blogosphere. The big issues this month have been the Saddam Hussein verdict, the US in Iraq, and the flooding in Northern Kurdistan/Southeast Turkey. The Saddam Verdict:...
Iran:Graffitis in Tehran
Let's discover graffitis on Tehran's walls, thanks to Kamangir. The blogger considers the photo not very Islamic one.
Iran:Two Iranians win best free expression blog prize
Reporters Without Borders has awarded two Iranian blogs, Kosoof and Tanine Sookoot a joint prize for the best blog defending freedom of expression, as part of an international blog competition organised by Deutsche Welle.
Iran:Election in USA and Iran
Hanif Mazroi says US President understood the message of voters and replaced Secretary of Defense, Rumsfeld by Gates. The blogger adds now compare USA with Iran where even legal political parties have a lot of difficulties to be present in election [Fa].
Iran:Remember Kianoosh Sanjari,jailed blogger
Tarnevesht reminds us that Kianoosh Sanjari,23 years old blogger is still in jail and his life can be in danger [Fa].