Stories about Iran from November, 2015
Sahand Sahebdivani: ‘The Main Thing That Storytelling Does Is It Makes You Human’
In the second part of this interview, Sahand Sahebdivani delves deeper into cultural encounters through stories and the way technology can bring us closer: ‘We’re constantly bombarded by people’s stories’.
Iran's Supreme Leader Tweets Commentary on Global Conflicts, Blaming the US
"[Supreme] Leader in meeting with Russian president: America always try to put rivals in status of passiveness but you neutralized this policy."
Iranian Cartoonist Who Drew Sadness of Paris Attacks Jailed
It's not the first time Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari has been a target for arrest.
Amsterdam’s Sahand Sahebdivani and His Storytelling Phenomenon
In this two-part conversation with Global Voices, Sahand Sahebdivani talks about cultural encounters, female heroes in Persian mythology, the power of storytelling, and the idea of hybrids of cultural exchange.
On Covering the Paris Attacks, and Other Thoughts on Journalism
"Landing in Paris a day after the attacks with 24 hours to tell a story. Go where? Talk to whom?" An Iranian journalist reflects on his craft and its context.
Five Top Tweets: Iranians Ridicule Censorship on the ‘Filternet’
Iranian Internet users hurled sarcasm, profanity and snark at the country's "filternet" after recent blocking of the Telegram messaging app.
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On French TV, Iran's President Plays Down Women's Facebook Protest Against Hijab
"...the law that made hijab mandatory in Iran is in part due to your own writings. You are responsible and now that you are in power you must be accountable."
Iran’s Minorities Use the Internet to Overcome Tensions
Iran’s ethnic minority communities are increasingly taking to the net to mobilise against racism and oppression
Iran Has Departed From Quranic Punishments Before, Despite What Hardliners Say
Leading clerics have spoken in the past about the need for flexibility given modern necessities, but hardliners continue to use unyielding adherence to Quranic principles as a political tool.
Iran to Provide Universal Public Healthcare to Refugees
Iran's Afghan refugee population nears 1 million, with an additional estimated 1.4 to 2 million unregistered refugees living and working in the country.