Stories about Iran from December, 2010
Tunisia: The Cry of Protestors Echoes Around the World
The cries of Tunisians, protesting against corruption and joblessness for the past two weeks, is gathering momentum on the World Wide Web. Netizens from around the world are rallying behind them and echoing their calls.
Iran: “Security forces broke passwords and control emails”
Moslehi, Iran's Minsiter of Intelligence, says [fa] that Islamic Republic's security forces brokes protesters’ passwods and control their emails.
Iran: Subsidies Cutback Causes Drastic Rise in Prices
Severe cutbacks on subsidies that have kept prices on many goods artificially low are feared to cause problems for many middle class and poor citizens in Iran.
Lebanon in the eyes of an Iranian photo-blogger
Mohmmad Reza Hassani is an Iranian professional photographer and photo-blogger who has lived and worked since 2009 in Lebanon. His photo blog has become a source to discover Iran-related affairs in Lebanon, from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent visit, to the exhibitions and concerts of Iranian musicians.
Iran: Ashura in photos
Zohre has published several photos on Ashura ceremony in Iran.
Iran:Goudarzi, jailed human rights activist was released
Aftab News [fa] ,an Iranian site, reported Kouhyar Goudarzi, jailed blogger and human rights activist was released last week, after being in prison for one year.
Iran: A Bride in photos
Iranian citizen media does not talk only politics and protest but also life and love. Zohre Sadrynejad, an Iranian female photo blogger shared with us artistic images from a marriage where a barefoot bride smokes a cigarette in all her beauty
Iran: Heavy security forces in Tehran
A video film shows heavy security forces in Tehran today, in the day of Ashura. Last year thousands of protesters poured into streets in Ashura and chanted anti regime slogans.
Iran: “A website developer was sentenced to death”
Saeed Malekpour, a Candaian-Iranian website developer, is facing the death penalty in Iran for allegedly designing “adult” websites. A few Iranian sites wrote Malekpour was the main manager of hard porn Avizoon site and he is not a political prisoner.
Iran:Derakhshan Released On $1.5 Million Bail
An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Hossein Derakhshan was released last night on the unprecedented bail amount of $1.5 million. Derakhshan had requested a prison furlough after a lower court sentenced him to 19.5 years in prison in September.
Iran: Planning Underway for Student Day Protests
On December 7, Iran's "Student Day" [16th of Azar] protests against student repression in Iran will be organized around the world. Last year thousands of protesters defied the Islamic regime by protesting during Student Day, chanting slogans against Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic, and protesting the government's foreign policy.
Iran:Iranians vs. US Navy
BlogPost writes “Iranians have taken to Facebook to show their displeasure, writing messages of support for “Persian Gulf” on the U.S. Navy's Facebook page. All day, messages such as: “It's not A.R.A.B.I.A.N gulf. It was PERSIAN gulf.”
Iran: Bloggers discuss Wikileaks documents
The Wikleaks Cablegate documents exposed shady ties between Iran and Afghanistan; inside information about the Iranian regime and opposition; and fear in the Arab region of Iran's nuclear policy. Iranian bloggers reacted to these revelations, sometimes with irony, sometimes with conspiracy theories in mind, and sometimes seriously. Natour Shahr says...