Stories about Iran from June, 2008
Israel: No Nuts for You!
Israel is the world's largest consumer of pistachio nuts, but recent reports reveal that illegal imports from Iran may be its primary source. Jewschool's Shalom Rav jokes: “Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Israeli snacking habits will attest that Israel will be hard pressed to give up their pistachio...
Iran: Iranian Blog Declaration Against Filtering
Digiactive writes that about 100 Iranian bloggers signed a declaration that condemns filtering and call for freedom of speech.
Iran: Ahmadinejad banned a conservative journal
According to several Iranian blogs and news sites, Tehran Emrouz journal was shut down yesterday because it criticized president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic policy. Heiderpix also says the journal published this photo of Ahmadinejad that created government's reaction.
Iran: Citizen Media Sex Scandal
Earlier this month, students at Zanjan University in North-West Iran recorded and uploaded a video of their school's vice president, Hassan Madadi, with his shirt unbuttoned, allegedly preparing to have sex with a female student. Several Iranian websites and blogs say the female student had alerted her university's Islamic Student...
Iran:Government protects a national jungle park
Jamshidi,an Iran based blogger, reports [fa] that security forces shutdown illegal buildings and business in Sorkh Hesar, a national protected jungle. Watch the photos here.
Iran:Sex scandal in University
Several Iranian news sites and blogs including Moeini reported [fa] that Hassan Madadi,Vice president of Zanjan University, was caught on film by students as he was taking off his shirt and allegedly about to take sexual advantage of a female student.
Iran: Protest against corruption and inflation
Several Iranian bloggers including Biseda reported[fa] that several hundred people protested in Tehran (Park Melt) and Mashhad yesterday against corruption and high prices.The bloggers and news sites reported at least 150 people were arrested.
Iran: Women activists are released
Varesh, Iranian blogger, says[fa] all 9 women activists who got arrested yesterday in Tehran,are released today.These activists were arrested on the anniversary of the national day of solidarity of Iranian women.
Iran: A 33 years old stamp
Pachal ,Iranian blogger, has published a photo of a 33 years old Iranian stamp for the “World Enviornment Day”.
Iran: Rick's Iran Slideshow
Rick Steves, the author of many travel guidebooks who visted recently Iran,wrote “here is a little slideshow of some of the people, places and moments that have delighted me on this trip, strictly from a traveler's point of view.”
Iran:Arrest of Eight Women’s Rights Activists
In We-Change we read that eight women’s rights activists were arrested today, on the anniversary of the national day of solidarity of Iranian women (22nd of Khordaad, June 12).
Iran:Ahmdinejad blogs again
Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote[fa] in his blog that he is faithful to Ayatollah Khomenie‘s ideology and his government tries to change economic institutions but there are some political obstacles on its way.
Iran: Victory for students
Azarmehr reports that all the demands made by the Teacher Training Students were met by the university administration after the students at this college went on hunger strike for 11 days. 120 students had taken part in the hunger strike.
Iran: A man who accused top cleircs of corruption arrested
Several Iranian bloggers including Akhbare-Jahan reported [fa] Abbas Palizdar who accused top Iranian clerics of corruption was arrested. Palidzar claimed that he was a member of Iran's Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission.
Iran: Judicial Investigator Publically Accuses Ayatollahs of Corruption
A member of Iran's Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, Abbas Palizdar, created a scandal this month by accusing several top clerics and influential members of the Islamic Republic of corruption in a speech a Booali University in Hamadan. He offered details of many illegal business deals and criminal offences, and...
Iran: Top clerics were accused of corruption
Several Iranian bloggers including Rso reported [fa] that Abbas Palizdar, a judicial investigator accused senior ayatollahs and officials of corruption. It happened for the first time in Islamic Republic history.
Iran: Green Activists in Movement and Photos
Green blogs are a valuable source for understanding Iran's nature and environment, its problems and challenges. Green bloggers actively take part in campaigns to protect nature and animals. They publish articles, stories, and photos, and they organize conferences and demonstrations. In this post, we look at green activism in Iran...
Iran: Voices for Peace
Watch in You Tube the first cut of a public service announcement about thirty-one Iranian Americans: who we are, what we believe in and why we're for peace.
Iran:”Rome shouting no to Ahmadinejad”
Mihanyar has published several photos of a demonstration in Rome where people protested against Iranian president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's last week visit.
Iran: Nader Ebrahimi, a famous writer passed away
Several Iranian bloggers talked about Nader Ebrahimi, a famous Iranian poet and writer, who passed away recently. Razeno has also published a photo of him.
Iran: Come debate with us,Mr.Ahmadinejad
Talkhon, an Iranian blogger, says [Fa] to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, please forget debating with Americans and come debate with Iranian young people who wants talk with you about the lack of freedom and their daily life in Iran.