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· August, 2013

Stories about Iran from August, 2013

Iran: Facebook Diplomacy

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs, posted a short piece with six questions about Syria on his Facebook page which received 1,100 comments as of Friday, August 30. Some called Zarif on...

Jailed Blogger's Mother Begins Hunger Strike

The mother of jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has now joined him in a hunger strike to raise awareness for his plight.

Iran: Jailed Blogger on Hunger Strike

Hossein Ronaghi Malki a jailed blogger who is serving a 15-year sentence in prison started his hunger strike last week.A Facebook campaign has been launched to support him.

Iran: More than 200 People Arrested At Rock Concert

Sazmakhfi writes 220 people were arrested at a rock concert in Tehran on Friday. Iranian security forces did not allow Iranian metal band Dawn of Rage performs its concert.  

Iran: New Foreign Minister Has a Facebook Page

Iran's new foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has a Facebook page where he answers questions. He says “my children and I update this page.” The page has more than 10,000...

Iran: A New Internet Report

Small Media reports that”despite the introduction of new mechanisms to block tools used to bypass the filtering mechanism [in Iran], by July [a couple of weeks after presidential election] the...

Iran: Bye, Bye President Ahmadinejad

Iranians using the hashtag #AhmadiByeBye are saying good riddance to a divisive and dysfunctional presidency.

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