Stories about Iran from January, 2011
Iran: “Our friend Mr. ElBaradei” in Egypt
Iranian bloggers from across the political spectrum continue to share their opinions on uprisings in the Arab world. One conservative Islamist blogger sees an opportunity for the Iranian regime if Mohamed ElBaradei were to come to power in Egypt.
Netherlands: Dutch-Iranian woman executed in Iran
Dutch-Iranian Zahra Bahrami has been executed in Iran after having been found guilty of drug-related crimes and sentenced to death on 2 January. Zahra Bahrami was arrested on 27 December 2009 when she reportedly attended an anti-government demonstration.
Iran: Egypt Uprising a Vivid Reminder of Iran's Green Movement
This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011. For several Iranian bloggers, the current Egyptian protests and activist use of social media, is a vivid reminder of the 2009 post-election “Green Movement” in Iran. Egypt's government has apparently also followed in Iran's footsteps when it comes...
Iran:High school celebration before the Islamic Revolution
Here is a video film about a celebration in a high school in Iran before the revolution. You can see girls without veil with their male classmates.
Iran: Remember “the little prince”
Alireza Pahalvi's death shocked many people. Neo-Resistance writes about Alireza's life and death. Some called him “little prince” of Pahlavi's dynasty.
Video: Sports of the World and Games People Play
Sticks, ducks, carcasses, horses, raiding and dancing all have one thing in common: they are all elements used in some of the world's national sports. Today's videos show us a bit about the sports and games that people play in different parts of the world.
Iran: A blogger's life in danger
Hrana, human rights activists news agency, reports [fa] that Hossein Maleki Ronaghi ‘s life is in danger and he needs urgent medical care. Hossein Maleki Ronaghi has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Hussein Rongah Melki (also known as “Babak Khoramdin”) was one of the key cyberactivists behind Iran...
Iran: 14 Lions Killed in Tehran Zoo
Environmental bloggers are angry and concerned about the killing of 14 lions in Tehran Zoo. Iranian media reported that the lions were put down because they were diagnosed with an infectious bacterial disease, glanders, which is more commonly found in horses, donkeys, and mules. Two weeks earlier, a Siberian tiger...
Afghanistan: Protest in Kabul against the Iranian government
Afghan protesters demonstrated on Thursday outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan against the ill treatment of Afghan immigrants and refugees in Iran, and also against Iran's ongoing fuel blockade against Afghanistan.
Iran: New Cops for Virtual world
According [fa] Weblognews,Iran announced ‘new cops, next week, will start their function for internet surveillance.” Read more about computer criminals here.
Iran: Coelho's books banned
Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says his books were banned in Iran. The writer made all his books in Persian availabe on his blog, free for all fans.
Iran:”Supreme leader tweetings infuriate Iran's bloggers”
Guardian writes that “A Twitter account believed to belong to Iran's supreme leader has triggered controversy among Iranians whose own access to social networking websites remains blocked.”
Iran: Christians under pressure
In Balatarin, a leading Iranian community website, several users reported that more than 20 evangelical Christians including a church leader were arrested on 24th of December.
Bavar Sabz, an Iran based blogger writes[fa] he uses his car as a taxi to talk about the protest movement with people. The blogger never accepts money and asks clients to pray for the movement.
Iran: Snow in Tehran
Kosoof, a leading photo blogger has published a photo from snowy Tehran.