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· October, 2010

Stories about Iran from October, 2010

Iran: A blog for Islamic Wallpapers

An Iranian blogger creates Islamic Wallpapers from religious Saints to high- ranking clerics in his blog.

Iran:Palin, Crowley in Twitter Duel

According to several news sites “a tongue-in-cheek US birthday message to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over Twitter [by PJ Crowley State Department spokesman] may not have reached the intended recipient,...

Iran:First talking clip of Reza Shah found after 76 years

The first video in which Reza Shah talked with Kamal Ataturk , filmed in 1934 found accidentally in a fruit shop in Istanbul after 76 years.

Greece: Iranian refugees on hunger strike

Twenty-five Iranian refugees in Athens, Greece have gone on hunger strike since October 14 demanding that Greek authorities process their political asylum applications. Some have had their mouths sewn shut.

Iran: Digital Media Fair

The 4th International Digital Media Fair was run from October 9 to 16 in Tehran. Akase Mosalman, has published several photos from this digital event in Iran.

Egypt: Why Does Saudi Arabia Need So Many Helicopters?

Issandr El Amrani, from the Arabist, wonders why Saudi Arabia needs to purchase so many helicopters. “What will they use all of these helicopters for? Future incursions into Yemen? Riot...

Iran: Tehran at night

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger from Iran, has published a collection photos of Tehran at night.

Iran: President Ahamdinejad's trip to Lebanon

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has just concluded a two-day visit to Lebanon. It was his first official since 2005 when he first took office. He held talks with Lebanese officials...

Iran: Daily Photos of Art and Persian History

Iranian citizen media does not only talk about politics and protest, but also life, art and history. Vahid Rahmanian is a creative photo blogger who publishes photos of art and...

Iran: Khazali,blogger and physician was arrested

Mehdi Khazali, head of Iran's Medical Data Bank and son of hardliner, Ayatollah Abolghassem Khazali, was arrested on Wednesday by Iranian authorities. According to [fa] Sedaye Zendani, says Khazali wrote...

Iran: “Lash poem”

Many Iranians have been sentenced to lashes in Iran's prisons. Here is a poem by Mehrangiz Rassapour for them. Iranian journalist Mirali Hosseini performed it in You Tube (with English...

Iran: History in photos

Vahid Rahmanian, a talented photo blogger, shows Iran's history in photos in his blog.

Iran: “Blogger sentenced to 15 years”

Iranian blogger Hossein Maleki Ronaghi has been reportedly sentenced to 15 years in prison. Hussein Rongah Melki (also known as “Babak Khoramdin”) was one of the key cyberactivists behind Iran...

Iran:”Ahmadinejad's 2.2 bil­lion com­ments “

Fars News, a pro Islamic Republic web site, claimed that Ahmadinejad's speech on France 24 received 2.2 bil­lion com­ments.PersianUmpire writes “unfortunately it didn’t take long for France 24 to confess...

Russia: Bloggers Meet With Iranian Ambassador, Avoid Sensitive Topics

The meeting of Russia's top-bloggers with the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow three days after Hossein Derakhshan had been sentenced to 19.5 years of imprisonment for "anti-government propaganda" highlighted the clumsy...

Iran: Russians bloggers in the Embassy of Iran

According to a Russian blogger last Thursday at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran held a meeting of Iranian and Russian bloggers in Moscow. During the conversation, bloggers...

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