Stories about Iran from March, 2015
Iranian Television Producer Mostafa Azizi is Jailed in Iran's Evin Prison
Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian television producer and author, was arrested last month when he tried to repatriate to Iran from Canada.
Sudan Turns Back on Iran, Joins Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen
Sudan switched sides from being an Iranian ally, to waging war against the Houthis, Iran's allies in Yemen. Sudan joining the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi fighters, who took control of Sanaa in January this year, has raised eyebrows. UAE-based journalist Abbas Al Lawati tweets: Sudan's involvement in the Yemen...
Talking to Golnaz Esfandiari, English-Language Journalism's ‘Bridge’ to Iran
Global Voices speaks to Golnaz Esfandiari, a senior correspondent at RFE/RL and one of the few journalists based outside of Iran writing in English about the country's nuances and intricacies.
Internet in Iran: Evaluating Rouhani’s First Two Years as President
Has Rouhani lived up to lofty expectations of more Internet freedom in Iran? This is the question Small Media's latest report seeks to address.
Iranian Social Media's Short Attention Span for #AcidAttacks Against Women
Acid attacks on women last year in Isfahan created a fearful atmosphere and sparked protests. Despite developments, social media users seem to have moved on from the topic.
Why I Love Norooz
What's not to love about Norooz? It marks the beginning of the new year for people in Iran and elsewhere in the region.
In Caracas I Found Tehran
Against the backdrop of the rapprochement between their two countries, Iranians and Venezuelans find friendship and common ground—and love too.
New Iranian Bank Note Replaces Nuclear Symbols with University Gates
At the moment, the Iranian government is in negotiations over its nuclear program with the P5+1 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
A Dialogue About Communication — Not Political Change — in Iran
Iran Internet experts gather to talk about how Iranians can easily access information communication technologies that connect Iranians to each other, and to the rest of the world.
Iran's Foreign Minister Responds to Letter from Republican Senators
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif penned a response to the letter 47 Republican U.S. Senators sent to Iranian leaders. The letter was in opposition to nuclear negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Zarif was quick to pen the response, and tweet back to the Republican Senator Tom Cotton who...
When You Don't Want to Listen to Netanyahu, You Write a Computer Script to Do It for You
Tarek Amr analyzes the words that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used most often in his speech to America's Congress. Top word? "The". Second place? "Iran".
Netanyahu's Speech to Congress Was Polarizing, to Say the Least
In the United States, and elsewhere, reactions to the speech by many public figures and ordinary Internet users were unusually negative.
Iran Wants to Befriend Google
Google is welcome in Iran, says a government official, as long as it respects 'cultural conditions'.