Stories about Iran
3 August 2015
WikiLeaks' management, unsurprisingly, is not playing along.
Iran's Press Supervisory have closed down 9 Dey, a hardline newspaper that has published dissenting views to the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries, signed in Vienna on...
29 July 2015
Iran's University of Kurdistan Opens Department of Kurdish Language and Literature for the First Time
Bakhtiar Sajjadi, the new chair of the department, announced last week that 40 students have been accepted to start their studies this October.
23 July 2015
Mahsa Alimardani talks to the author of Jewels of Allah, a new book that sheds light on feminism in contemporary Iran.
17 July 2015
Derakhshan, a former Global Voices writer, was incarcerated for six years for his blogging. His first English-language piece since his release criticizes the current state of the Internet.
15 July 2015
Even publications that have taken a critical stance on the nuclear negotiations gave the news of an agreement neutral coverage.
14 July 2015
13 July 2015
One journalist has been covering the talks so long, "I give directions to people and tourists; have a regular cafe; a regular gym; have joined the city's public bike system..."
4 July 2015
Kolah Germezi (or "Red Hat") is a beloved Iranian TV program featuring a collection of skits and musical numbers. Its producer says the program officially has 35 million viewers.
25 June 2015
In the image, a man wears the national Iranian football team's jersey, thrusting a bottle of dishwashing liquid reminiscent of players holding up the World Cup trophy.
24 June 2015
Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict
Social media controversy following the accidental death of a hotel chambermaid underscored systemic discrimination ethnic minorities face in Iran and the emerging role of Internet censorship in this milieu.
22 June 2015
Zeidabadi, who worked for reformist newspapers, was convicted in 2009 of “propaganda against the state,” “assembly and collusion to create riots after the presidential election,” and “insulting the Supreme Leader.”
20 June 2015
16 June 2015
Stuxnet-Like Digital Attack on Iran Nuclear Talks May Have Come from Israel, Security Researchers Say
Multiple research groups verified that the virus used in the attack appears to be an offshoot of the espionage software called Duqu, which security experts linked to the Israeli government.
15 June 2015
Azizi, who had left for Canada, was arrested when he returned to be near his ailing father. He was convicted of “assembly and collusion against national security,” among other charges.
4 June 2015
"It is not justice to keep a talented software engineer in jail just because the software he developed was used by others for reasons deemed illegal by the Iranian government."
3 June 2015
A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced artist and civil rights activist Atena Faraghdani to 12.5 years in prison for publishing on Facebook cartoons and criticisms of the government.
31 May 2015
One soldier prepared to kill a critically wounded enemy three decades ago, but spared him when he saw photos of the man's family. They met by chance decades later.
27 May 2015
The app will use servers owned and controlled by the Basij, thus allowing easy access to and monitoring of all user conversations by the paramilitary group and intelligence agents.