· March, 2012

Stories about Iran from March, 2012

Iran: ‘Crackdown on social network users’

  6 March 2012

Kheyzaran, an Iranian pro-government blogger based in Qom, says there has been a new wave of crackdown on Iranian users of social networks. He writes [fa] that in days before the parliamentary election, Iranian authorities have asked some users to ‘stop or reduce’ their online activities. In last 3 years and...

Iran: MediaFire is blocked

  4 March 2012

MediaFire, a famous free file and image hosting website located in U.S., is blocked in Iran ‘for second time’. Several reports and tweets from Iranian users including Tehran-based Ali say this website has been blocked in recent couple of days. Iranian users have already reported about some other hosting websites...

Iran: Election cartoon

  3 March 2012

Nikahang, a blogger and leading cartoonist, has published a cartoon on former Iranian president,who reportedly voted in parliamentary elections.

Iran: Bloggers have criticized Khatami for voting

  3 March 2012

Iranian media report that former president Mohammad Khatami, a chief reformist figure, cast a vote in the ninth parliamentary elections. Several bloggers such as Noor Afkan says[fa] Khatami betrayed people by voting in this election while there are many political prisoners.

Iran: “Should We Vote Again?”

  2 March 2012

The Islamic Republic is preparing for parliamentary (Majlis) election on Friday, March 2, 2012. While several opposition groups have called for boycotting the election, the Iranian state is employing anti-Western propaganda to bring citizens to the polls.

Iran: Nationalist feelings only for election time

  1 March 2012

Iranian state-run broadcasters are persuading people to vote in coming parliamentary election by Friday, 2 March. They also playback some nationalist songs and hymns. Spidermard, an Iranian user, tweets [fa]: ‘Only by election time the state realizes that the country is called Iran. The other times it is Islamic Republic’.

Iran: ‘Wish we had a couple of candidates’

  1 March 2012

Iranian parliamentary election would be held by Friday, 2 March. Reformists and protestors have boycotted the election due to crackdown in last 3 years. Arezoo criticizes reformists and protestors and tweets [fa]: ‘We did not manage to do scheduling and negotiations so we could have a couple of candidates to...

Iran: ‘My candidate is still in prison’

  1 March 2012

Iranian parliamentary national election would be held by Friday, 2 March, but it seems there is a widespread boycott at least among most of the online Iranian users. Mamad tweets [fa]: ‘Someone came to hand me a pamphlet for a candidate. I told him that I have voted for someone...

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