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· December, 2007

Stories about Iran from December, 2007

Congratulations New, Rising Voices

The Rising Voices citizen media outreach initiative will start out 2008 with five new and innovative projects based in Kenya, Madagascar, Uruguay, Jamaica, and Iran.

Iran:Extremist forces and the assassination of Bhutto

Pouya says[Fa] that extremist and fundamentalist forces are the real “winners” of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.Iranian blogger adds the fundamentalists need chaos in society to push their agenda.

Argentina: Maradona Hopes to Meet Ahmadinejad

Argentine football star Diego Maradona expresses an interest to meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad writes El Rejunte.il [es]

Iran:Islamist students want action against corruption

Madreseh Ma (means our school) informs[Fa] us that several Basij (Islamist) Student Associations criticized Iranian judiciary's inaction regarding corruption.

Iran:”A Weak Government”

Digital Klashinkov,Iran based blogger and journalist, says[Fa] that Ahmadinejad's government is a weak one and is in trouble for its economic policy. The blogger adds, recently, for the first time,...

Iran:Music sites, new victims of filtering

Alireza Shirazi says[Fa] that recently several music sites were filtered in Iran.The blogger adds it shows that filtering goes beyond political or “porn” sites.He asks what will be the next...

Iran:”28th December a Protest day”

In Azadi Barbari blog, we read that leftist students call all the international organisations and campaigns to join them on 28th December to protest against the Islamic Republic and raise...

Iran:A poor musician in photos

Mohammad Tajik,blogger and photographer, has pusblished several photos of a poor musician in Tehran.It seems the musician is suffering from leprosy.

Iran:UN Sees Iranian Rights Abuses

Omid Memarian,journalist and blogger,informs us that the “U.N. General Assembly approved a draft resolution Tuesday expressing “deep concern” at the systematic human rights violations in Iran, including torture, flogging, amputations,...

Iran:A Court Considered Three Jailed Students Innocent

According to Daneshjoo blog[Fa],an Iranian court considered three jailed university students,Tavakoli,Ghasaban and Mansouri, innocent.These students have been in prison for 9 months and were forced to confess about publishing anti...

Iran:24 Internet cafés closed,23 people arrested

According to Reporters Without Borders, 24 Internet cafés in the course of a police operation in Tehran on 16 December were closed and 23 people, including 11 women, were arrested...

Lebanon: Who Killed Francois Hajj and Why?

Lebanon grabs the international headlines again, with another assassination. Who was killed and why? Who is blaming whom and what have the region's bloggers got to say.

Iran:Creating fear without reason

Mohmmad Ali Abatahi,former vice presdient and blogger,criticized Iranian police decision to crack down on long boots and winter clothing. He says “confusion in the uncommon decisions made about clothing makes...

Iran: Leftist Students Arrested

The Iranian government arrested several leftists students in Tehran and Mazandaran last week – perhaps as a preemptive action before the “Student Day” (16 Azar). The leftists student group “Students...

Iran:Long boots targeted in Iran clothing crack down

Razeno says[Fa] that Iranian police warned women and announced that “tight trousers tucked inside long boots and wearing short overcoats are against Islamic codes.”The blogger has published a photo of...

Iran:Catching Up with Imprisoned Iranian Bloggers

What happened to imprisoned bloggers in Iran.Curt Hopkins tries to answer this question.

Iran:Students protested in University of Tehran

According to[Fa] Alfbayeh Sorkh, hundreds of students protested in University of Tehran. They asked government to liberate jailed student activists. The blogger says economic and political situation in country becomes...

Iran:Silent night

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger, has published one of his photos:silent night and stars in Iran.

Iran:Boy executed for Underage Homosexual Act

Kamangir reports that Makwan Moloudzadeh, was executed for a homosexual act which he allegedly committed when he was 13. Amnesty International has published a report on this issue:”Iran,the last executioner...

Iran:”Why Yahoo is not a right place?”

Kourosh Ziabari says that after Yahoo Mail removed Iran from its list of countries, a “Hello Yahoo Project” has been launched to protest against Yahoo's policy.He says internet is free...

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