· March, 2013

Stories about Iran from March, 2013

Iran: “We Want Our Children to be Free”

  31 March 2013

The mother of dead blogger, Sattar Beheshti,said in a message in YouTube that she gave her son for Iran and added “we want our children to be free”. Sattar Beheshti died in “Cyber Police” detention facility last year.

Iran: 500 Year Old Market was Burnt

  31 March 2013

Bloggers informed that Masuleh‘s 500 year old market was burnt in fire. The historical city of Masuleh has an age of eight hundred to a thousand years.

Iran: Foreign VPNs Blocked

  12 March 2013

Several blogs and news sites reported that Iranian authorities have blocked many foreign-based virtual private networks, or VPNs, severely restricting access to many websites.

Blogger to Ahmadinejad: Watch ‘The Godfather’

  9 March 2013

Hossein Derakhshan, a jailed Iranian blogger, wrote a letter to President Ahmadinejad and advised him to watch The Godfather movie and learns lessons from it. The blogger said Ahmadinejad had a “thirst to serve people but now it seems he has thirst for power”.

Archetypes of Iranian Internet Use

  9 March 2013

The Iran Media Program at the Annenberg School for Communication, present a new study: “Fights, Adapts, Accepts: Archetypes of Iranian Internet Use” by Arash Abadpour and Collin Anderson.