Stories about Iran from January, 2014
Iran: Several Miners Arrested
Iran's Anarchist Workers’ Facebook page reports that several striking miners got arrested in Yazd province.Iran's students tweeted Security Forces Illegally Arrest Striking Workers http://t.co/M0f8faTlqw #Iran #IranElection — Iran دانشجویان ایران (@GreenQuran) January 31, 2014
Coursera Online Courses Blocked in Syria, Iran and Cuba by US Sanctions [UPDATE]
Hit by US sanctions, Coursera students from Syria, Iran and Cuba, can no longer complete their studies on the online learning platform. Netizens react.
Iran: A Facebook Administrator Arrested
Iran's cyberpolice say they have arrested administrator of a Facebook page called “Sherarat” (meaning villainy”). Iranian police added this Facebook page used to publish stories and photos about thugs and made publicity about their actions.
Iran:Tehran Welcomes China's Help to Launch the National Internet
Iranian authorities in the Ministry of Information recently met with their Chinese counterparts and said they welcome China's experience to launch Iran's national internet.” Amin Sabeti tweeted: #China will help #Iran to launch the National Information Network or the National Internet http://t.co/nhLSmQRMnv @Liberationtech @lorenzoFB — Amin Sabeti (@AminSabeti) January 20,...
Iran: Tech Bloggers in Jail
Jadi remembered and tweeted on Saturday, 11th of January, about jailed tech bloggers in Kerman province.The technology news website Narenji.ir in Kerman reported on December 3, 2013 that seven of their writers and technical staff were suddenly arrested with no information about where they were taken. Today is 40th day...
Iran: “City Councillor Lost Post Over Facebook Account”
Azamolsadat Hosseini says she lost her post in Behshahr‘s City Council over her Facebook account. Several Iranian officials use Facebook and Twitter to communicate their message but these sites and many other ones are filtered in country.
Iran: Jailed Blogger Needs Specialized Medical Treatment
Amnesty International says “the health of jailed Iranian blogger Mohammad Reza Pourshajari,a prisoner of conscience,is worsening. He is in urgent need of specialized medical treatment.” Mohammad Reza Pourshajari(aka Siamak Mehr) was arrested in September 2010.In his blog, Iran Land's Report, he would criticize the Islamic Republic and Islam with strong...
Iran Voices: New Site Polls Citizens on Local Government
What do citizens expect from their city officials? A new site polls Iranians about their views and shares results with decision-makers.
A Year of Campaigns for Iran
Hope is alive in Iran for improving the situation for fellow citizens. Here are some of the campaigns we followed in 2013.
Iran: What is the Next Stage of Filtering?
Milad tweeted with irony that the next stage of filtering in Iran is cutting the electricity to prevent everyone from using any technology. فاز بعدی فیلترینگ قطع برق هست. که دیگه کلاً نتونیم از هیچ تکنولوژی ای استفاده کنیم :))) — Milad (@miladsafarzadeh) January 2, 2014