Stories about Iran from September, 2015
“They have tarnished my daughter’s reputation in prison. They are playing with her integrity with their [ugly] words."
'Halal' Internet refers to Iran's national intranet project, but ads for censorship software associated with groups of parents protesting Ontario's sexual education curriculum are using the term.
A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.
Iran's Supreme Leader is strengthening his hold over Internet policy through the Supreme Council for Cyberspace.
Saudi King Salman visits an Iranian victim of the Mecca crane accident, which killed 107 pilgrims on Friday. Some say it is a PR exercise while others praise Salman
The group behind the project explains, "As a Persian living outside of Iran, I miss speaking Farsi. Whenever I hear someone speak with a Persian accent it makes my day."
Could using a cell phone in Iran entangle you with ”terrorists”? This might be the case if Iran's Revolutionary Guards who control the country's telecommunications monopoly are designated as “terrorists”. This is a possibility being discussed as U.S. politicians and lawmakers consider how stringently to impose economic sanctions on Iran once the sanctions related to the...
One of the eight Facebook activists sentenced to long prison sentences in 2013 for social and political commentary posted on their Facebook pages, has asserted that she was denied access to a lawyer during her detention, interrogated about private matters, and charged with crimes she never committed.
The curators have jokingly titled the collection the “SHT show” because, they write, when the get together it’s fun. "No politics, no prejudices—just an appreciation of our common interests."
She dedicated her award to "all colleagues who risk their lives telling stories of others that no one listens too.''
In an age when television offers intense melodramas produced domestically and abroad, can Iranian soap operas—packed with family values and little makeup—win a foreign audience?