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.
Latest posts by Arseh Sevom
Iran Increases Internet Surveillance Ahead of Parliamentary Elections
Iran's Deputy Interior Minister Zolfaghari announces heightened security in anticipation of upcoming 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 one was more surprised than Iranians themselves at the results of the today's election.
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 comments come down as fast as they go up. Read more to find out what kind of response there has been to the Supreme Leader's new Facebook presence in Iran.
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 so does incompetence and corruption by their own government.
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 a victim of this policy because of its stance against both Hamas and Israel in the previous Gaza war.
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 Obama to win to avoid what they saw as a probable war.
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 - who cannot afford interruptions or delays in treatments - are most affected.