· November, 2009

Stories about Iran from November, 2009

Iran: A blogger released, another arrested

  30 November 2009

Iranian authorities released Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger on a $700,000 bail one week ago after his lawyer said he had been sentenced to six years in prison. Human rights activists reported [fa] that a few days ago Sasan Aghayi, a blogger and journalist got arrested in Tehran.

Yemen: A Civil or Proxy War?

  23 November 2009

The ongoing war in Yemen certainly warrants coverage on Global Voices Online, but Tarek Amr was really shocked when he realized there weren't many bloggers interested in the conflict. Here are some scattered extracts from post written by bloggers from different countries.

Iran: Art in Protest

  16 November 2009

The artistic creativity of the ‘green' protest movement since the June 12 presidential election has perhaps been unique in Iran's history.

Iran: Green Movement defies regime again

  5 November 2009

Iran's Green Movement opposition organized mass street protests on the 4th of November that were were met with a violent crackdown by security forces. As has come to be expected, Iranian citizen media didn't miss a beat, recording "history" on their mobile phones.

Iran: Protests Began

  4 November 2009

The Spirit of Man, Iranian blogger, says “so the November 4th Protests just began in Tehran. I'll do my best to live blog it here. PersianRadio.com is reporting everything both in English and Persian languages as they have callers on the ground.”

Iran: Free Hossein Derakhshan

  2 November 2009

On the one-year anniversary of the arrest of controversial Iranian blogger Hossein Derakshan, his compatriots launch a campaign to keep the issue of his detention alive.