Stories about Iran from July, 2008
Iran: Cleric's Protest Walk Ends in Jail
An Iranian cleric named Ali Reza Jahanshahi was arrested about two weeks ago, shortly after beginning a 960 kilometer (590 miles) protest walk from the southern Iranian city, Sirjan to Tehran. The cleric was protesting corrupt land appropriation in Sirjan, and complained the government was not doing enough to stop...
Egypt Silences the Voice of Iran
Egyptian authorities shut down the Cairo office of an Iranian TV network over a film that justifies the killing of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat by Islamic militants. Marwa Rakha sums up the opinions of Egyptian blogger Dina Ayoub about the incident in this post.
Armenia: Iranian Students
Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences comments on a recent article published by the BBC on Iranian students studying in the country.
Saudi Arabia: What is the point of MBC Persia?
MBC is a Saudi-run satellite television company, known across the Arab world for its entertainment channels as well as Al Arabiya news channel. It has just launched a new channel called MBC Persia, on which films are subtitled in Farsi. Saudi blogger Mohammed Abdullah Al Shahri wonders whether this initiative is really what is needed.
Iran:Two Leaders in fight against HIV/AIDS arrested
Saffron Sky writes that two physician brothers (Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei), who have been recognized internationally for their work in the development of HIV/AIDS programs and services in Iran, are being held in prison by the Iranian government for about one month.
Iran:”Assassination of a Pharaoh”
Several Iranian bloggers such as Einiproxy[Fa] reported that football (soccer) game between Iran-Egypt did not happen because of an Iranian documentary portraying in a positive light the assassin who killed former President, Anwar Sadat in 1979::”Assassination of a Pharaoh”.
Iran: Beautiful Iran in photos
Thanks to Saeed Abbasi‘s photos we can discover the beautiful nature of Iran.
Iran: A leftist student and blogger was jailed
According to an Iranian blog, Sostavancheh, Abed Tavancheh, a leftist student and blogger was jailed a few days ago in Arak. He was sentenced to 8 months prison for his political activities.
Iran: Iran before and after revolution in photos
In Potin‘s blog we can discover Iran before and after revolution in 50 different photos.
Iran: Nuclear crisis
Farideh Farhi, Iranian-Ameircan academic and blogger, analysed the recent nuclear negotiation between Iran and six world powers in Geneva.
Zimbabwe, Iran: Regime similarities
Plateu of Iran posts an article by Hassan Daioleslam comparing Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe with the Iranian regime, which he describes as an “eye-opener for the appeasers, apologists or just those unaware of the reality of the Islamic Republic of Iran regime”.
Sudan: UN peacekeeper attacked, Iran opposes ICC action
John Boonstra at The UN Dispatch reports that a security officer working with the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been assaulted by Sudanese Government military personnel. He also reports that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vocally defended his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir.
Iran: Eight Women and One man face stoning death
Several Iranian blogs such as Einiproxy write[Fa] that at least eight women and one man are reported to have been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran.
Iranian bloggers react to Israel-Hezbollah deal
While the Iranian government rejoiced at the release of Lebanese prisoners from Israel, bloggers were quick to ask about the fate of Iranians captured in Lebanon, writes Hamid Tehrani, who sums up the reactions of Iranian bloggers on the Lebanon-Israel prisoner swap in this post.
Egypt: Warming up to Iran
From Egypt, Bakri Hasan [Ar] says an improvement in Egyptian/Iranian relations could reap rewards for Egypt.
Mexico: Withdrawn Claim of Mexican Cartels Receiving Training in Iran
A recent article in the newspaper El Universal indicated that members of somd Mexican drug cartels had been traveling to Iran to receive training in the use of arms and explosives. México Para Los Mexicanos [es] writes that the same newspaper later published another story saying that the story was...
Iran: Bloggers campaign to save wetlands
The great and diverse Iranian wetland ecosystems could disappear in the near future. To increase public awareness of the problem, several green bloggers launched a campaign, which run from July 5 through 10, to show people the beauty of these places in contrast to the critical condition they face.
Iran:”Alone in Paradise”
Kosoof, an Iranian leading photo blogger, has published a fascinating photo from “Shoormast lake” in the north of Iran. He calls the photo “alone in paradise”.
Iran: Several Iranian Churches on UNESCO's list
Kourosh Ziabari writes that several Armenian churches in Iran have been registered on UNSCO's World Heritage list.
Iran:Front Page of 50 Banned Journals
In Gavras, an Iranian blog, we can discover the front page of more than 50 journals and magazines that have been banned and shutdown in recent years in Iran.
Iran: A disabled man talks about blogging
Radio Zamaneh [Fa] has an interesting interview with a disabled man who discovered blogging. He discusses how blogging made him feel less isolated and opened him up to a whole new world. As a result of this experience, he has set up all sorts of others in Iran with their...