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· February, 2012

Stories about Iran from February, 2012

Iran: A pro-animal blog was filtered

Sepehr Salimi writes another pro-animal and pro-environment blog got filtered in Iran.Dadkhahi Heyvanat az Ensanha (animals ask people for justice) used to write about pets.

Iran: A blogger and journalist was released

Marzieh Rasouli, an Iranian blogger and journalist who was arrested 6 weeks ago, got free on bail.Marzieh writes stories and narrations of her daily life in ‘3 Rouz Pish‘ [fa]....

Iranian News Agency “Improves” Oscar Speech by Asghar Farhadi

Iranians are overjoyed with the news that Asghar Farhadi's film “A Separation” was awarded an Oscar for best foreign language film. Farhadi's acceptance speech attracted even more attention after Fars...

Iran: Female blogger was released from prison

Parastou Dokouhaki, a female jailed blogger was released on bail on Sunday. She was accused of collaboration with foreign based media.

Iran: Another blogger was arrested

Nama Jafari,blogger and journalist was arrested. He was editor of a cultural site. He also wrote a book called “a gathering in solitary confinement”.

Iran: Letter from Jailed Blogger Details “Blue Sky of Pain”

Dr. Mehdi Khazali, a jailed Iranian blogger and publisher, wrote a letter this month from prison describing a “blue sky of pain” of his first-hand experience with the injustice of...

Iran: Enviromental blogs under fire

Sepher Salimi, a leading environmentalist blogger writes about filtering of several green and environmenal blogs in recent years.

Iran: Security forces kidnapped Khazali from hospital

Several bloggers reported that security forces kidnapped Mehdi Khazali from hospital.Iranian imprisoned blogger Mehdi Khazali has suffered a heart attack after six weeks of hunger strike.His wife and daughter were...

Iran: Iranian rappers sing for people of Homs in Syria

Here is an Iranian rappers's song for people in Homs in Syria.

Iran: Internet not just spying tool but spy itself

Iran's intelligence Ministry says Internet not just spying tool but spy itself.

Iran: Blogger suffered heart attack

Iranian imprisoned blogger Mehdi Khazali has suffered a heart attack after six weeks of hunger strike, due to opposition sources [fa]. His family has shown serious concerns on Mr. Khazali's...

Iran: Execution waits for web developer

The Iranian-Canadian web developer, Saeed Malekpour, is going to be executed ‘at any moment’, a blog updates by his family and supporters reports. Mr. Malekpour is accused of running pornography...

Iran: Blogger's wife and daughter got kidnapped

According to a report Mehdi Khazali‘s wife and daughter were kidnapped by the security forces and moved to an unknown place[update: they were released on bail]. Khazali is a blogger...

Iran: Threatening message targets journalists

Reliable sources, including one Iranian journalist, have told Global Voices that several Iranian activists and journalists have received an email threatening that they will be punished according to the “Islamic...

Iran: ‘Internet is an unwanted guest’

A member of Iranian council of internet filtering says [fa]: Internet is an unwanted guest in our country. Mohammad Reza Aghamiri adds: Due to the problems of this guest, we should...

Iran: Internet Blackout Ahead of Protest Day

Internet and email services in Iran have become partially inaccessible in recent days with no explanation from the government. Bloggers suspect it has to do with opposition movement protests scheduled...

Iran: MP blames internet filtering as ‘annoying’

Iranian lawmaker, Ahmad Tavakoli blames [fa] increased Internet censorship in Iran as ‘annoying for people’. He adds it ‘would cost heavy for the establishment’. He believes severe filtering would encourage...

Iran: No Access to Email

Several bloggers reported for last two days they have had no access to emails including gmail, hotmail and yahoo. Hese Penhan says [fa] dictators attacked internet again. Even Tor and...

Iran: Beautiful nature

Here is a blog publishing the photos about Iran's northern province, Gilan. It lies along the Caspian Sea.

Iran: No War, No Dictatorship

Gahneveshteaye Ali writes [fa] that Green Movement demonstrated in New York both against war and dictatorship. The Iran based media preferred to ignore them.Watch the photos here.

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