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· April, 2015

Stories about Iran from April, 2015

How 8 Prominent Iranians Think a Nuclear Deal Will Impact Human Rights

Some were optimistic, while others saw little reason to hope for change.

Iran Hardline Media React to End of Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen

Newspaper Vatan Emrooz published on its front page a caption that read, "Operation 'Hurricane Certainty' ends after 27 days of crime and infanticide without achieving any of its goals."

Iran's Minister of ICT Suggests Instagram Will Not Be (Completely) Blocked Until an Alternative Is Found

Iran's leading reformist newspaper, Shargh, ran an article this past Sunday entitled: “The promises of the Minister of ICT to clear the problems of mobile social media.” The focus of...

Could #IranTalks Signal a New Deal for Iran and the US?

A perspective on the Iranian nuclear agreement and what it means for Iranian people, human rights, and peace.

Is Global Voices Blocked in Iran? Yes and No.

Globalvoicesonline.org is now blocked in Iran. But you can outsmart these Internet filters and access our site by adding "https://" to the beginning of the URL. What's up with that?

The Latest News from the Crisis in Iran's Lake Urmia

Iran Voices looks at recent efforts to save Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest saltwater lakes.

Clip Depicting 100 Years of Women’s Fashion in Iran Challenges Media-Driven Stereotypes

"We wanted to show that Iran, just like our country, has never been static."

Let's Stop for a Moment and Take in the Joy in Iran Right Now

Before wading into the landmark nuclear framework reached by Iran and six world powers, Global Voices Persian editor Mahsa Alimardani soaks in the happiness it caused among the Iranian people.

Iran Releases British-Iranian Goncheh Ghavami After Arrested for Attending a Volleyball Match

26 year old British-Iranian Goncheh Ghavami was arrested in Iran on June 2014 for protesting for equal access for women during sporting events. She was arrested after she attempted to...

Debunking Media Myths About the Houthis in War-Torn Yemen

The conflict in Yemen is often portrayed by the press as a battle between Sunni and Shia Islam, with the Houthis militia being lumped into Shia Islam. That's incorrect.

Who to Follow on Twitter for Solid (and Sometimes Snarky) Coverage of #IranTalks

As negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 in Switzerland over the nature of the country's nuclear program extend past the March 31 deadline, media coverage continues.

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