· October, 2007

Stories about Iran from October, 2007

Japan: Bloggers respond to kidnapping in Iran

  17 October 2007

Earlier last week, the first report was made that a Japanese male was kidnapped and in captivity in Iran. Later it was revealed that the abductee is a Japanese university student who was backpacking in southern Iran. The news has reminded many of the previous cases in which Japanese individuals...

Iran:”Ahmadinejad,an exporter of Islamic Revolution

  17 October 2007

In Khomeinism blog, we read[Fa] that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the most important exporter of Islamic Revolution,after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini,the political leader of Islamic Revolution and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,the Leader of Iran.The blogger says Ahmadinejad reminds us the words of Ayatollah Khomeini who said “I ask God to give us...

Iran:Zoo in Photos

  16 October 2007

Nika has published several photos of a Zoo in Tehran.The blogger regrets that these animals are kept in small cages.

Iran:Mehrnoush Solouki in trouble

  16 October 2007

According [Fr]to freeSolouki, French-Iranian film director,Mehrnoush Solouki, is accused of making propaganda against Iranian government.Solouki came to Iran after receiving permission to make a documentary.She was arrested without being accused of any wrongdoing.

Iran:Emad Baghi,Human Rights activist arrested

  15 October 2007

According[Fa] to Schrr,Emad Baghi was arrested yesterday.He was charged with “acting against national security”.Baghi was a supporter of political prisoners.His wife says that she has no news about him.

Iran:Blog Action Day for Environment

  15 October 2007

Negarakha writes[Fa]that 500 Iranian bloggers support Blog Action Day for Environment on 15th of October.On Monday, October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment.

Iran: Students protest against Ahmadinejad at Tehran University

  15 October 2007

Hundreds of Iranian students protested President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presence at the University of Tehran on Monday, October 8. According to Al Jazeera, students chanted "Down with the dictator!" as he delivered a speech to mark the start of the academic year. Several bloggers published photos and comments.

Iran:”Where is Iran in Yahoo?”

  14 October 2007

Kourosh Ziabari,an Iran based blogger, says[Fa] that he wanted to sign up as new user in Yahoo but he could not find the name of Iran to choose.The blogger does not understand why all countries are mentioned except Iran.

Iran:Problems of Women Activists

  13 October 2007

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger,writes“women [activists] should not be alone on the way of obtaining their rights.In our society which is dominated by men, women cannot gain this goal without support of men”.

Free Speech Roundup: China, UAE, Jordan, Iran and more

  12 October 2007

Two interesting documents related to Internet censorship and circumvention were published recently: “Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide”, released by The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and a “Journey to the Heart of Internet censorship” in China, released by RSF and Chinese Human Rights Defenders, and written by an anonymous Chinese technician. In Jordan sending emails and writing online poems can send you to jail. And, is Facebook blocked in the United Arab Emirates?

Iran:Desperate Housewives?

  11 October 2007

Iranian Truth writes a middle-class housewife,Hasti,30,who sold her car to raise $5,000 to have her nose altered, says that it gives me confidence to have a nice face because it is the only part that I can show off.

Iran:Ali Farahbakhsh,economist journalist is free

  10 October 2007

Kosoof,a leading photo blogger,says an economic journalist, Ali Farahbakhsh,was released from Evin prison yesterday after spending 11 months in 209 and 350 divisions of this prison. He was charged with “spying” and “acting” against national security of the country.You can see his photos here.