Iranian bloggers celebrate their fourth Birthday

I would like to share with you some important issues about our blogging history. Of course it is a personal way to look to Iranian blogistory:

    1- Genesis: On 7 September 2001 Salman become first blogger in Farsi. A few days later Derakhshan wrote simple instructions on “How to make a blog in Persian” using's free service. This instruction help many (thousands maybe) to start their weblogs in Iran. It is said that now more than 75000 blogs exist in Farsi!
    2- Blogging & Prison: Many Iranian bloggers have gone beyond personal diaries. They inform and share with others political news and events. Several of these courageous bloggers faced prison such as Motalebi and Samininejad
    3- Old Wine in new Bottle: Several writers journalists and politicians have become DIEHARD webloggers. Abtahi, former vice President, was first politician to publish his personal weblog: webnevesht. Moin, reformist candidate in Presidential election, started a weblog to make contact with young people. Among writers and journalist we can name Maroufi from Germany and Behnoud from England.
    4- A valuable information source: Sometimes bloggers provide photos and news before mainstream media. Recently Webnameh and Kosoof published photos of Ganji's supporters in front of hospital and his house before any other news site or journal.
    5- Hezbollah & blogging: Iranian Hezbollah bloggers are present too. In their blogs such as Mohamad Masih they do a lot of anti-Israel propaganda!


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    […] Iran The Iranian blogosphere celebrated its 4th birthday. Now, there are approximately 75,000 Farsi weblogs that have mushroomed also thanks to high-profile bloggers such as Hoder. Global Voices has a post, too. […]

  • I mentioned Derakhshan name who is Hoder (blog’s name).Best

  • I personally appreciate your informative article, but there was much more than what you mentioned about WeblogShahr. I don’t understand why you guys always summarize this volume of work to just some known names? The progress of Persian Weblog wasn’t that simple as it described here.

  • Dear blogger.As I mentioned it was my personal point of view.You are
    right there are many but each time in few sentences I try to cover some. Like next time I will talk about collective bloggers:Khabarchin,Penblog…..;

  • سولماز

    salam man tasadofan vard sayt shoma shodam

  • سولماز

    salam man tasadofan vard sayt shoma shodam

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