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· December, 2008

Stories about Iran from December, 2008

Iran: A new blog and military intervention in Gaza

Flight Destination: Gaza is a new blog created by Iranian Islamists who ask Iranian government for a military intervention in Gaza. Several Islamists also protested in Mehrabad airport against Iranian...

Iran: Two bloggers in jail

Iranian judicial authorities announced that Hossein Derakhshan was being held in prison in connection with his comments about key figures of the Shiite faith.In the same time several bloggers such...

The Current State of the India-Iran Pipeline

The New Horizon writes on the recent state of the ‘India-Iran Pipeline through Pakistan’ on the wake of the Mumbai attacks. The Acorn thinks: “It’s a bad idea to interlock...

Iran Review 2008

According to the Berkman Center for Internet and Society there are around 60,000 active Iranian blogs. In 2008 they have been creative, dynamic and active in their diverse fields of...

Global Health: 2008 Blogs In Review

Bloggers in 2008 showed all the ways in which global health is interconnected with other issues, by covering health stories that touched on everything from poverty and women's rights to...

Iran: Islamist bloggers support Gaza

Several Islamist bloggers have launched a campaign against the Gaza Strip blockade and to ask worldwide Muslims to help Palestinians. The bloggers have used different tools such as Google bombs...

Iran:Campaign to Free Jailed Doctors in Iran

Digiactive reports about a new campaign to free jailed doctors in Iran. Dr. Arash Alaei and Dr. Kamiar Alaei have been in prison for six months.

Iran: Muslim Bloggers site was hacked

We read [fa] in Iran based Muslim Bloggers site that it was hacked a few days ago while it had launched a campaign to support Gaza Strip people. It seems...

Iran: “A blogger in Kurdistan was arrested”

Several blogs and news sites reported that Davood Azadfar , an Iran based blogger, was arrested[fa] yesterday in Mahabad in Iran's Kurdistan province. It seems he had criticized Mahabad's authorities...

Kurdistance: Celebrating the Night of Winter

Kurdish blogger Rasti wishes a Happy Şeva Zistanê to all. Şeva Zistanê translates into “The Night of Winter” and is celebrated on the Winter Solstice.

Iran: A blogger was sentenced to five months in prison

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and several iran based blogs Esmail Jafari, an Iranian blogger and journalist based in the southwestern city of Bushehr, was sentenced to five months...

Iran: A Long and Painful Story of Jailed Bloggers

Iranian blogger and journalist, Omid Reza Mirsyafi, was sentenced to two and a half years of prison this week. He stands accused of insulting religious leaders, and engaging in propaganda...

Iran: Blogger was sentenced to more than 2 years prison

Several Iranian news sites such as Amir Kabir[fa], a student site, reported Omid Reza MirSyafi,Iranian blogger and journalist, was sentenced to 36 months prison. He was accused of insulting Iranian...

Iran: “Filtering does not work”

FreeKeybord , an Iranian blogger, writes[fa] that filtering is really stupid. He adds that his blog was filtered two months ago but he gets more visitors now than before. He...

Iran:Religion and Human Rights

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi, former vice president and blogger, wrote about “relation between religion or religious leaders with human rights”.

Iran: Saipa unveils new Iranian car

Iranian automaker Saipa has unveiled its newly-designed domestically-manufactured new car. Kosoof,a leading Iranian photo blogger, has published several photos of this new car.

Where is Hossein Derakhshan?

Bangla blogger Jajabor Aronnyok writes about the detention/disappearance of well-known Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan aka Hoder. A supporter of freedom of expression, Aronnyok wants justice and freedom for Hoder.

Egypt: Free Hoder

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, is lending his voice to the Free Hoder campaign, calling for the release of jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan. “Hossein, if you read this when you...

Ecuador: Correa's Visit to Iran Characterized with Changes in Schedule

Ecuador President Rafael Correa recently visited Iran, and according to La Voz de Guamote [es] the visit was characterized by several changes in schedule.

Iran: “A blogger arrested”

Sibiltala, an Iranian blogger in Canada, says[fa] that Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian blogger, has been arrested 38 days ago in Tehran. Sibiltala adds that Derakshan's sister “confirmed this news”. Read...

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