· March, 2008

Stories about Iran from March, 2008

Iran:”Defending animal rights =Westernization”

  29 March 2008

Mojgan Jamshidi, an environmentalist journalist and a leading blogger says[Fa] in Iran some believe defending animal rights is a kind of westernization. The blogger writes even reformist deputies while dominating Iranian parliament, considered animal rights is not a topic deserve to be discussed. She also published a photo of a...

Iran:Supporting Earth Hour

  29 March 2008

Mohammad Darvish, a leading environmentalist from Iran, asks[Fa] Iranians to support Earth Hour,an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour on the evening of 29 March.

Iran:Beautiful Mountain

  29 March 2008

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger from Iran, has published a photo of Mount Damavand,a dormant volcano and the highest peak in Iran.

Iran: Save nature please!

  28 March 2008

Okay4u, a blogger from Iran, has published several photos from northern forests of Iran. The blogger says that this part of country can become a tourist attraction but Iranian authorities do not care about it.

Iran:Police brutality in photos

  28 March 2008

The Iranian police launched a huge operation to “elevate security in society” last year. The police arrested, tortured and humilated many people who were called “thugs”. Jomhour has published several photos of this operation.

Kurds Attacked on Newroz

  28 March 2008

Kurdish blogger Goran reports on Syrian and Turkish attacks on Kurds celebrating Newroz, a traditional festivity which marks the beginning of spring.

Netherlands: What is the problem,Mr.Wilders?

  28 March 2008

Kamangir,an Iranian blogger, shares his idea about Geert Wilders’ famous video:”the video contradicts itself when at the end it asks for the Islamic ideology to be defeated. If that’s what you are asking for, Mr. Wilders, which I totally agree with you in it, then why offend billions of Muslims?”

Iran:Protest against filtering

  25 March 2008

Key1one says[Fa] that Cloob.com,a Persian-language social networking website, mainly popular in Iran, has been filtered for about one month.About 2000 people signed a petition and protested against this filtering.

Iran: A New Year Begins

  21 March 2008

Yesterday, marked the first day of spring and the Iranian New Year. Nowruz or Norouz is celebrated in Iran and several other countries such as Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Several bloggers celebrated the day and shared their wishes and ideas on this occasion. Some, like Raze No (meaning “new secret”) added...

Iran: A cartoon about elections

  20 March 2008

Nikhang, blogger and a leading cartoonist, has published a cartoon about recent parliamentary election in Iran where president Ahmadinejad says ” I continue to copy [votes].”

Iran:Mokarrameh Ebrahimi was saved from stoning

  18 March 2008

Mokarrameh Ebrahimi had been in jail for 11 years and had been sentenced to stoning. According to [Fa]Meydaan,finally she was forgiven by authorities and was released from jail.Her partner was stoned last July.They were accused of adultery!

Iran:Celebrating Rumi in Rasht

  17 March 2008

Kourosh Ziabari says [Fa]that a few days ago he and a few other young Iranians organized a conference to celebrate Rumi ,Iranian great poet, in Rasht in the northern Iran.

Iran:”USA Government Encourages Separatism”

  17 March 2008

According to media, USA government is planning to beam Azeri-language radio broadcasts into Iran, in a bid to influence opinion among the significant ethnic Azeri population there. Hezaran Noghteh says [Fa]such a decision means that US government encouraging separatism in Iran. The blogger call it a big mistake for Americans...

Iran: Writing about a fictional character can lead to jail

  17 March 2008

Khabgard writes [Fa] Iranian writer,Yaghoub Yaadali, was sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for nine months, last September because of one of his fictional character.In his book, The Rules of Restlessness, a fictional character has an affair with a woman from an ethnic Bakhtiari village.Read more in English.