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Arseh Sevom

Arseh Sevom (Third Sphere) is a non-governmental organization established in 2010 in Amsterdam, aiming to promote peace, democracy, and human rights. Arseh Sevom is a hub for organizations and individuals working together towards the common goal of free, open, and peaceful Persian-speaking communities.

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Latest posts by Arseh Sevom

Iran Increases Internet Surveillance Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Why I Love Norooz

What's not to love about Norooz? It marks the beginning of the new year for people in Iran and elsewhere in the region.

Suffocating Sandstorms Hit Iran

Arseh Sevom speaks to environmental researcher Sam Khosravi to discuss the origin and solution of the sandstorms plaguing Iran.

Remembering Mahsa Shekarloo, Iran's Internet Pioneer and Women’s Rights Activist

Mahsa Shekarloo, Iranian women’s rights activist and founder of the online feminist journal Bad Jens, died Friday September 5, 2014, surrounded by family. We celebrate her life in this post.

Iran Elections: Celebration Now, A Long and Unpredictable Path Ahead

After pundits predicted a win for the man they assumed was the Supreme Leader's favorite or a run-off between the conservative mayor of Tehran and the most moderate candidate, no...

Iran's Supreme Leader Behind Enemy Lines with New Facebook Page

Despite condemnation of social media, it appears that Ayatollah Khamenei now has his own Facebook page. Censorship is as active on Facebook as any other media in Iran -- critical...

Iran: Sanctions and Shortages, Empty Pockets for Healthcare

Ever since 15 year-old Manouchehr Esmaili-Liousi died of complications from hemophilia due to a shortage of medication, Iranians have been analyzing their health crisis. Sanctions definitely play a role, but...

Iran: Reflections on Gaza and Israel

For many in Iran, the issues surrounding Gaza, Hamas, and Palestine are viewed through a prism of politics. Condemning Hamas publicly means becoming a target. One Iranian student organization, became...

Iran: Netizens Reflect on Four More Years for Obama

With Iran featuring as one of the main topics of US foreign policy, it's no surprise that Iranians took a great interest in the election. The majority of Iranians wanted...

Sanctions in Iran: Who Stole My Medicine?

The lives of six million patients in Iran have been adversely affected due to shortages of medicine, as an immediate result of unprecedented sanctions. Patients with cancer and multiple sclerosis...

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