· July, 2006

Stories about Iran from July, 2006

Iran: Ganji & Regime Change

  18 July 2006

Hoder, Canada based blogger, says things have been changing in the past few days for Akbar Ganji, dissident journalist. The blogger adds since he arrived in London, he's started using the term ‘regime change’ more often and also, despite what he had previously said, it's very likely that he meets...

Iran: 700 Clerics Bloggers

  18 July 2006

In Haftan we read that according to ISNA ( Islamic Students National Agency), Religious Blog Development Office in Qom has already trained 700 clerics as bloggers (Persian).

Iran: Bloggers & Zahedan

  17 July 2006

Nedaye Emrouz says there are only 25 blogs in Zahedan and all of them are run by university students. The blogger adds that in reality only 9 of these blogs are active (Persian). Nedaye Emrouz writes articles in Zahedan magazines about the importance of blogs and informs his countrymen that...

Iran: Back to Tabriz

  17 July 2006

Razeno reports about his conservations with people in Tabriz about the cartoon affair. The blogger says all people whom he talked, considered the cartoon just a pretext to revolt. They said they do not want to be separated from Iran and they want to be respected like other places such...

Iran: Conservatives vs. Reformists

  17 July 2006

Ali Mazroi, blogger & former reformist deputy in Parliament, writes that conservatives ( fundamentalists) accused him and several former managers from reformist side, of the most important financial scandal in Iranian stock market history. The blogger calls such an accusation false and he adds absolutists (conservatives) are afraid of reformists...

Kurdistance: No Good News

  12 July 2006

The overwhelming themes of the Kurdish blogs this week has been a sense of outrage and despair over the never-changing events in the lives of the Kurdish peoples. Let's begin with Kurdish Aspect this week and his posting of a punishment given to a small child in Eastern Kurdistan (Western...

Iran: Conservatives praised Zidane!

  12 July 2006

Jomhour says Zidane's final act in the World Cup when he lowered his head and rammed Materazzi in the chest, knocking him to the ground, has been praised by conservative news papers in Iran and the head of National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee in Iranian Parliament. The blogger writes...

Iran: Blogger is Free

  12 July 2006

According to NasleFarda, Abed Tavanche, blogger and a student leader was released from prison (Persian). Tavanche was arrested during a student protest movement in AmirKabir University. He was in jail for 40 days.

Iran: Lorestan & Aids

  11 July 2006

Lorblog read in Bamdad, a Lorestan based magazine that 10 percent of country's Aids cases are in Lorestan province (Persian).

Iran: Syndicates & Socialist Revolution

  11 July 2006

Several Shargh newspaper journalists have launched Zangeh Tafrih, a collective blog to write about economic issues. In Zange Tafrih they explain why Marx prophecy about Socialist Revolution in industrial countries such as England failed. According to Zangeh Tafrih strong presence of workers unions/syndicates was main reason to save England from...

Iran: History & Ideology

  10 July 2006

Farzaneh Ebrahimzadeh, who has studied history for about twenty years, talks about recent Abbas Salimi Namin's, head of Iranian Studies department in Tehran, interview with Sarmayeh newspaper. Salimi Namin says Persepolis, the ancient ceremonial capital of the second Iranian dynasty, was not constructed by Iranians and Persepolis was an unfinished...

Global Food Blog Report #24

  9 July 2006

#1: From Thailand, B'Tonian in Siam : Thai Food & the Market I’ve heard so many people say they love Thai food, but few can name more than a handful of Thai dishes. In actuality, there are thousands of Thai dishes and most Thais eat hundreds of different dishes yearly....

Iran: Economy & Football

  8 July 2006

In Eghtesad Baraye Hameh we read that Iranian TV has all rights to broadcast football (soccer) matches and clubs get no money from that (Persian). Most clubs depend on government subsidies to survive and because they are not sure about government's financial help, any long term planning becomes impossible.

Iran: Top poetess support hunger strike

  8 July 2006

In Trebon we read that Mrs. Simin Behbahani, the most famous poetess in Iran, supported Akbar Ganji's, dissident journalist, hunger strike call to attract world-wide attention on Iranian political prisoners. According to the blog, Behbahani said we should do what we can to see all these innocent political prisoners out...

Iran: Jahanbegloo & Prison

  7 July 2006

Omid Memarian, journalist & blogger, writes about Ramin Jahanbegloo, jailed intellectual, and his own experience in prison. The blogger writes the Islamic regime is so suspicious about the role of civil society actors such as journalists, intellectuals and academics. According to the blogger, Jahanbegloo was among the optimist scholars who...

Hunger strike & Gaza conflict

  6 July 2006

Akbar Ganji, dissident journalist and writer, invited Iranians to join him in a three day hunger strike on 14 – 16 July to attract world-wide attention to political prisoners in Iran. Several bloggers supported his proposition but some expressed their doubt about such an action. From virtual world to a...

Iran: To Live or to Survive!

  6 July 2006

Iran Emrouz says according to Iranian Central Bank statistics prices of basic products such as bread or sugar go higher and higher. The blogger says the majority of Iranians just cover twenty percent of their needs and they should do second or third jobs to survive. The blogger adds most...


  5 July 2006

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today's post is going to be short for two reasons: one, I am currently taking an intensive Arabic class this summer and transitioning back to English today is proving to be much more difficult than I first imagined and two, I just fell up the concrete steps...

Poland: Play to be Staged in Tehran

An Iranian director has finally been allowed to stage a play by “one of Poland’s best contemporary writers,” the beatroot reports: “Now I get why it will be a great play to put on in Tehran. Dictatorship, false idols, weaklings who think they are heroes…”

Iran: Radios

  5 July 2006

Omid Habibinia, media researcher & blogger, shares with us his survey about radios in his blog. 300 Iranians (47% from Iran) participated in this survey and answered questions. One of the questions was: If you find yourself all alone on an island and you are given only one radio to...

Iran: New Work Inspectors

  5 July 2006

Etesab writes that Ministry of Employment & Social Affairs will hire 1200 Basij members as work inspectors. According to the blogger Ministry of Employment & Social Affairs pretends that there are not enough employees in its Ministry (Persian).