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· January, 2014

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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)...

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...

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