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· February, 2016

Stories about Iran from February, 2016

Fearing Foreign Influence, Iran's Hardliners Bash the BBC Ahead of Legislative Elections

"Those that claim that foreign media is supporting the reformists are charlatans."

Iranian Newspapers Document Abuse and Mistreatment of Afghan School Children

“There’s no official directive condoning physical violence against Afghan students. The problem is society’s views.”

How the Diplomatic Crisis Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Killed Sara Masry’s Blog

The diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran has meant the end of Saudi citizen Sara Masry's blog, launched after seven months of studying in Tehran.

Finally, a Wall to Unite People, Not Divide Them

Throughout history, walls have been a symbol of separation, segregation, and division. But a new phenomenon called the “wall of kindness” is doing just the opposite.

Netizen Report: The EU Wrestles With Facebook Over Privacy

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

After Revealing Workplace Sexual Harassment, an Iranian Newscaster Says It's ‘Time to Break Free’

Sheen Shirani has reportedly fled the country after posting evidence on Facebook that her bosses sexually harassed her. The case highlights the precariousness of women's roles in Iran's professional settings.

Iranian Couples Are Increasingly Living Together Outside of Marriage

A look at why young Iranian couples are choosing to live together unmarried despite going against the law.

Following Prisoner Deal, Iranian Nobel Laureate Calls on Tehran to ‘Make Peace With Its Own People’

While expressing joy at Iran’s recent release of four imprisoned Iranian-Americans, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on the Iranian government to “make peace with its own people.”

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