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· March, 2010

Stories about Iran from March, 2010

USA: In Census, Only Some Races Count

Census forms are being delivered to all U.S. households this month, but some citizens complain that the question on race does not offer enough answers to give an accurate picture...

Iran: New wave of blogger arrests

Another wave of blogger arrests has been reported in Iran but the details are murky. The leader of an anti-censorship group named Iran Proxy, and the founder of blog hosting...

Iran: Iranians marked holiday under surveillance

Iranians marked, Charshanbeh Soori, a holiday that leads up to the Persian new year under the watchful eyes of riot police Tuesday night, after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei the Islamic Republic's...

Dubai: Iranian Blogger Omid Reza Mirsayafi Remembered

About 40 young people from all four corners of the world came together in a cafe in Dubai and remembered the first anniversary of the death of Iranian Omid Reza...

Azerbaijan: Reflections on Novruz

This weekend marked the official start of Novruz, the Zoroastrian holiday marking the beginning of spring. Bloggers comment on the festival.

Iran: Obama's Norouz message

President Obama sends a message to those celebrating the Persian holiday of Nowruz (Norouz), and in particular to the people and government of Iran. Here is the message in You...

Iran: Raising money for Iranian journalist refugees

Balatarin web community is raising money for Iranian journalist refugees. The goal is to raise 15000 dollars.

Iran: Opposition leader used You Tube for New Year Message

Mir-Hussein Mousavi, one of Iranian opposition leader, and his wife, Zahra Rahnavard, used You Tube to deliver his new year,Noruz, message. He called Iranian people will face very difficult economic...

Iran: Jailed blogger's mother called to release his son

Several news sites reported that Hossein Derakhshan's mother has called on the head of Iran's judiciary to release her son for the Iranian New Year, or Norouz, marked on March...

Iranian women's rights website wins RSF online freedom award

Reporters without Borders and Google have awarded Iranian women's rights website We-change with a "Netizen Prize" for their work in defense of freedom of expression.

Iran: OR318 memorial to blogger's death in prison

The one year death anniversary of blogger and journalist Omid Reza Mir Sayafi is coming around and the OR318 movement is quite active, raising awareness regarding not only Omid's death...

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