Stories about Iran from June, 2013
Dozens of Azeri Activists Arrested in Iran
Thirty-six Azeri activists including one blogger, Kiaksar, were arrested on Thursday, 27 June in Urmia. Security forces released 300 of these activists after a few hours of interrogation.
Iran: “We're Going to the World Cup!” (VIDEOS)
Iranians are relieved to be celebrating for a change. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 they stormed the streets with joy after Iran's national football team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Iran Qualifies for 2014 World Cup
Iran won against South Korea and booked a place in next year's FIFA World Cup. Iranians took to the streets across their country to celebrate.
Iran: Dear Mr. President, Fix the Internet!
A group of bloggers and cyber activists wrote a letter to new President-elect Hassan Rouhani, asking him to increase Internet speed. They also complain about filtering and remind Rouhani that he used the Internet to promote his campaign.
Iran: “Happy My Vote Was Counted This Time” (Videos)
Many Iranians say they feel confident that their votes were counted since Hassan Rouhani has won the Iranian presidential election.
Iran:Remember Jailed Opposition Leader
Several people who celebrated Hassan Rouhani's victory in presidential election in Shiraz chanted slogans to support Mir Hussein Mousavi, an opposition leader who has been under house arrest for several years.
Iran Elections: Celebration Now, A Long and Unpredictable Path Ahead
After pundits predicted a win for the man they assumed was the Supreme Leader's favorite or a run-off between the conservative mayor of Tehran and the most moderate candidate, no one was more surprised than Iranians themselves at the results of the today's election.
Iran's Presidential Candidates Armed With Social Media
Iranian presidential candidates are competing with each other in use of social media like Facebook and Twitter even though these sites are filtered and generally inaccessible to internet users.
Iranians in Canada Cast Symbolic Votes Days Before Election
Iranians in Canada cannot vote in Iran's presidential election this week, but thanks to an initiative by a group of Iranian expatriates they were at least able to cast a symbolic ballot.
Iran: Rapping for Conservative Candidate
A teenager is rapping for Saeed Jalili, a conservative candidate in Iran's 14th of June presidential election.
Iran: Viva Reforms
Hassan Rouhani's supporters in presidential election chanted “viva reforms” and Rouhani in Mashhad. Rouhani is supported by reformists for Iran's 14th of June presidential election.
‘Iran Voices’ Gives Voice to Non-Urban Areas
Iran Voices is created based on Ushahidi‘s successful project. Iran Voices aims to report about Iranian small cities and villages and send by emailing people's requests and concerns to the authorities and MPs.
Iran: Jokes about Presidential Debate
Several netizens tweeted about the second presidential debate and made laugh of candidates. Potkin Azarmehr tweeted “Pres Candidates may be asked to play musical chairs next.”
Video: Thousands Rage Against Iran's Regime at Funeral for Ayatollah
Thousands of people in Isfahan, Iran took part in funeral procession for Ayatollah Jalal Al-Din Taheri. He was a senior religious figure and a critical voice against regime hardliners