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· January, 2009

Stories about Iran from January, 2009

Iran: Watch “Rick Steves’ Iran”

Watch Rick Steves’ Iran film here.

Iran: Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

In Hanif Doorbin you can see a photo of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran.

Iran: Bloggers mobilize for animal rights

A number of bloggers are supporting an initiative by Iran-based blogger Mino Saberi, to defend the rights of dogs, birds, cats, and other creatures of the Earth. The mistreatment of...

Iran: Political prisoners under more pressure

Ghomar Asheganeh, an Iran based blogger says [fa] that “Iranian political prisoners have been under more pressure recently.They are forced to follow some religious activities such as prayer in order...

Iran:The first mixed football game draws punishment

The first mixed football (soccer) game — females vs. male teenagers — since the 1979 Islamic revolution led to punishment, as an Iranian football club said it had suspended three...

Iran: A conservative site was filtered

Fardanews, a conservative site that criticized Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and conservative Keyhan newspaper over Gaza was filterd. This site was close to Tehran's mayor,Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

Iran: A leading cultural site was filtered

Haftan, a leading Iranian site covering cultural and art news was filtered by Iranian authorities. Government did not explain any reason for this filtering.

Iran: The news that we don't hear in Tehran

Freekyboard, an Iranian blogger, says [fa] “we are not going to hear the following news in Iran: The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W Bush...

Iran: BBC launches new Persian TV channel

The launch of BBC Persian TV on January 14, attracted praise, enthusiasm, suspicion, and in one word: attention! Iranian bloggers are expressing their opinions on this new channel, and they...

Iran: A Cemetery is in danger

Azarmehr writes that the Iranian authorities want to demolish Khavaran Cemetery altogether. The blogger adds that more than four thousand political prisoners were killed in 1988 and the bodies were...

Iran: Gaza and internal affairs

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former reformist vice president, writes that a former reformist minister participated in a demonstration in support of Gaza. When extremists who support president Ahmadinejad saw him, they started...

Iran: 6000 paintings in a film

Pars Arts writes about Reza Dolatabadi's Khoda,a five minute film comprised of more than 6000 paintings produced over two years. You can watch the film here.

Iran: Women activists support Shirin Ebadi

Kosoof, a leading photoblogger, says a group of women rights activists gathered to meet Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, with red roses in their hands to wipe off bad...

Iran:Women activists honored with an Award

The One Million Signatures Campaign that demands the end of discriminatory laws against women in Iran, has been awarded the Simone de Beauvoir Award which was established in memory of...

Iran: AIDS Doctors face prison

Physicians for human rights site reports that Kamiar and Arash Alaie are sentenced to terms of three and six years respectively. This site calls this imprisonment as first test of...

Iran: A popular sport program under fire

Several news sites and blogs reported that '90’ ,a very popular sport program is under fire by government because it criticised Iranian football authorities. Jomhour, an Iran based blogger, says[fa]...

Iran: A song for Gaza

Several Iranian bloggers wrote about Michael Heart's “we will not go down tonight“, a song for Gaza.

A Project named “Send Love to Iran”

BriAnna Olson is an American artist who uses “Send Love to Iran” as an attempt to see the Islamic Republic of Iran through the eyes of a contemporary American artist....

Iran: “Ultrasurf is an alternative for Freegate”

Several Iranian bloggers say Freegate, a software utility that enables surfers from mainland China, Iran, among others, to view websites banned by their government, is not anymore free. They say...

Iran:Revolutionary Guards and blogging

Harvard Berkman Center's Internet and Democracy Project blog writes that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards has announced a project to launch 10000 blogs.

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