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· February, 2009

Stories about Iran from February, 2009

Iran: A village where smoking is a sin

Potin has publsihed several photos of an Iranain village, Makhoonik, in South Khorasan Province where smoking is considered as a sin and villagers has another name for TV:Satan!

Iran: Students protesting against martyrs re-burial are jailed

Up to 70 students from the Amir Kabir University in Tehran were arrested today, Tuesday 24th of February, while protesting against the re-burial of five anonymous Iran-Iraq War martyrs in...

Iran:Persian blogs on Bluehost in trouble

In Kamangir we read: “Blue Host, the hosting service which is used for this very blog, and the number one recommendation for WordPress hosting by WordPress itself, has adopted a...

Iran: Disaster in Parishan wetland

Mojgan Jamshidi,an Iran based blogger and journalist informs us that thousands of turtles and birds were burned and killed after fire destroyed an important part of Parishan wetland. You can...

Iran: Pro Khatami web sites were filtered

According to news sites and blogs, Iranian authorities have filtered two web sites, Yaari News and Yaari, promoting the presidential bid of Mohammed Khatami, former reformist president.

Iran:”Religious blogs can be dangerous”

Manbarnet, an Iranian cleric and blogger, is surprised to read [fa] in semi official Mehr news site that “Iranian religious blogs that are not under control of official organizations can...

Iran:”Ahmadinejad, a lion in the Islamic World”

Mehdi has published a photo of a cover of a book that he discovered in a university book store in Malaysia. We can see on this cover Iranian president, Mahmoud...

Iran: Three short videos on Iran

Homeyra has published three links to three short videos on Iran by travel writer Rick Steves.One of these films named “Iran's Revolution of Family Values“.

Iran: Mapping change of Iranian blogosphere

Discover a new mapping of Iranian blogosphere thanks to Bruce Etling and John Kelly.

Iran: A new competition for bloggers

Ghomar Asheghaneh,an Iran based blogger, writes[fa] that a group called “Human Rights Activists in Iran” has organised a competition for Iranian bloggers who cover human righst issues.

Iran: Bloggers Remember 30th Anniversary of the Revolution

Thousands of Iranians celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution on February 10, by rallying in Tehran and other major cities in Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, delivered...

Iran: A letter to the Baha’i community

ZaneIrani writes that a group of academics, writers, artists, journalists and Iranian activists throughout the world wrote a letter to the Baha’i community to say that they are ashamed of...

Iran: Persian Leopard in Photo

Kosoof, an Iranian leading photoblogger,has published a photo of a “Persian leopard”. He says this animal is in danger and there is a project called ” Persian Leopard Project” to...

Iranian Website “Balatarin” Back Online after Hacker Attack

Balatarin, which means “the highest” in Persian, is a very popular Iranian community website that was hacked on February 3, 2009. Registered users of the site post news and links,...

Palestine: 100th day of Derakhshan’s detention in Iran

“today is the 100th day of blogger hossein derakhshan’s detention in iran. and it has been a few days since blogger philip rizk has been detained in egypt. the previous...

Iran: Four Bloggers Sentenced to Prison, Floggings

Tehran's Judiciary Court sentenced four Iranian bloggers and journalists to prison terms of up to three years and three months, and to be flogged.Only one of these bloggers lives inside...

Iran: Islamic Revolution in photos

In we can see several photos of Islamic Revolution in 1978-79.

Iran: Iranian blogger, Mirsayafi was jailed

OmidReza Mirsayafi, an Iranian blogger and journalist was jailed on Saturday.Read more here and here.

Iran: YouTube and Facebook are not filtered anymore

Somayeh Tohidloo, an Iran based blogger, reports [fa] “that something strange happened a few days ago: YouTube and Facebook are not filtered anymore in Iran.”

Iran: Balatarin, a popular community website was hacked

Several Iranian bloggers reported that Balatarin, a popular community website was hacked.Farsnews, a conservative site recently accused Balatarin to be a “Zionist” site. Read Global Voices interview with Balatarin's founder....

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