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Iran: Bloggers Talk Poverty on Blog Action Day

Iranian bloggers, like many other bloggers , from the four corners of the planet participated in Blog Action Day on 15th of October to talk about poverty.

Dreeam writes [fa] about families with low income who can only look at rich ones. The blogger writes:

I have pity for people around me who had dreams but now their dreams became nightmares and they have problems making a living… Oh God, why is there so much injustice in this world?

Freekeyborad writes [fa]:

A significant part of the world population lives in poverty and earns less than me and you. Maybe they have even nothing as salary. They are hungry, their children can not go to school, and if their children get sick, they cannot take them to hospitals. These people are poor not because they are less intelligent or lazier than I. They are just poor and do not have a job. I do not have any expertise to talk about this topic, but I know that nothing should deprive people from their rights and keep them poor.

Kaghaz Pareh (means ‘a torn paper’) says [fa] Iranian bloggers regularly publish photos to show poverty in their country – and while they do write about it, an issue that is rarely discussed is why such poverty exists in a rich country like Iran. It is a country that has rich natural resources such as oil and gas, yet still faces a lot of difficulties.

The blogger adds:

Maybe mismanagement is the main reason for our poverty, or maybe there are other reasons, but people [authorities] who are supposed to fight against poverty just blame previous goverments for that.

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