Stories about Iran from March, 2008
Iran:”Defending animal rights =Westernization”
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
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.
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!
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
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
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?
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:Women in Baluchestan
You can watch Iranian women in Baluchestan in 18 photos in Chn Photo.
Iran:Protest against filtering
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
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: Iranian New Year and history
Kourosh Ziabari calls Iranian new year, a celebration of love and peace and talks about its history.
Iran:Iran in Slides
Damon Lynch in asianreflection presents Iran in several slides/photos.
Iran: A cartoon about elections
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:Iranian singers celebrate New Year
Several Iranian singers celebrated Iranian New Year. You see a lot of photos from Iran.
Iran:Great Photos from Iranian New Year
Mohammad has published several photos from Iranian New Year,Norouz, and its tradition.
Iran: Happy Norouz,Iranian New Year
Several bloggers such as Boyeh Kabab write[Fa] about Iranian New Year, Norouz, that starts today. The blogger wish the best for new year.
Iran:Mokarrameh Ebrahimi was saved from stoning
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:First song after Revolution
Thanks to Enghelab57 blog,you can listen to the first song that was broadcasted on Iranian TV and Radio after Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Iran:Celebrating Rumi in Rasht
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”
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
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.