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· March, 2009

Stories about Iran from March, 2009

Iran: A new dynamic Green news site

Sepehr Salimi informs[fa] us that Zista, the first Iranian site covering environmental news, in its seven months activity has published around 670 news and articles.

Iran:Iranian football coach sacked

Several Iranian sites and bloggers reported that Ali Daei, Iranian national football coach was sacked after Iran suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia in its fifth World Cup...

Iran: “Ahmadinejad, the most active President”

Mosalmane Irani, an Iran based blogger, calls [fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,the most active President in the world. The blogger says Ahmadinejad has visited 32 countires and delivered 950 speeches.

Iran: Iranian nature in photos

In Ariapars,Iranian blog, we can discover several photos from villages and nature in the southern province Khuzestan in Iran.

Iran: A Christian Blogger arrested

According to several sources an Iranian Christian blogger was arrested in the city of Isfahan in Iran about one month ago. He is a convert from Islam and he used...

Iran: Dr. Hesam Firouzi, Another Jailed Blogger

It was jailed physician and blogger, Dr. Hesam Firouzi, who recently got the word out through his lawyer about the death of blogger Omid Reza Mir Sayafi in Tehran's Evin...

Ukraine, U.S.: NATO or “Our Own Reset Button”

A discussion of the current U.S. stance on Ukraine's NATO membership – at Ukrainiana.

Iran: When the Internet is Viewed through a Filter

When it comes to filtering the internet, Iranian authorities target many political and social blogs and websites, depriving many from receiving information and expressing their ideas. However, the government does...

Iran: New Year and Obama's message

Iranians celebrate Norouz (Nowruz) or New Year today and President Obama has sent a message of peace to Iranian people and leaders.Watch it here.

Morocco: Cutting Ties With Iran

Early last week, it was reported that Rabat had chosen to sever its ties with Tehran, after a diplomatic spat between Bahrain and Iran over a statement by an Iranian...

Iran: Omid Reza Mir Sayafi talked about New Year

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi,Iranian blogger and journalist who died in prison yesterday, talked about Iranian new year in his blog,Rooz Negar, 3 years ago. He invited [fa] people to lay...

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, Iranian blogger Dies in Prison

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, a 29-year old Iranian blogger and journalist died in Evin Prison in Tehran on March 18. In December, he was sentenced to two and half years...

Iran:”anti religion network destroyed”

According to [fa] several Iran based sites and blogs, Iranian Revolutionary Guards claims that it has destroyed anti religion active networks on the internet. Revolutionary Guards says these networks got...

Iran: Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, jailed blogger died

Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, who had been sentenced to 30 months prison for insulting Islamic Republic Leaders last month, died in prsion today.Human Rights Activists in Iran site says[fa] the...

Iran: Khatami abandoned presidential race

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi, former vice president and blogger, has published[fa] former reformist president,Mohmmad Khatami's resignation letter where he says that he abandoned presidential race and supports other reformist(s) candidate(s).Read more...

Iran: In Defence of the Bahá'í Minority

The Bahá'í minority in Iran has long been under pressure, and it seems the situation has become worse. Iranian authorities recently accused seven leaders of the Bahá'í faith of espionage....

Arab World: Culture, Culture Everywhere

Across the Gulf various cultural festivals and literary events have been taking place in recent weeks, and in this post we hear from some of the region's bloggers who have...

Iran: Hopes, Doubts, Questions over Former President's Candidacy

Former reformist president Mohammad Khatami's announcement on 8 February that he will run in the 2009 Iranian presidential election, attracted a lot of attention in the virtual as well as...

Iran: No Cake for Iranian Women on their Day

Although the Iranian government does not recognize the International Women's Day and has banned women activists from organizing gatherings and demonstrations to commemorate the day for the previous 30 years,...

Iran: Iranian Women's art in London

Iranian female artists share their stories in London. Watch their art here

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