Presumed Rouhani’s ‘Moderate’ Iran Needs to be re-defined in light of execution of Gay Teen

Iran is pushing the envelope when it comes to human rights violations – and the world (and the media) can no longer look the other way. While some media outlets are still holding onto the notion that the Rouhani administration

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Iran’s Pokémon Go Ban Has Wider Implications – Choosing Censorship over Rapprochement

The Pokémon Go trend which has swept across the globe has captured the attention of Iranians too, who have joined the multitudes taking to the streets all over the world to catch animated characters. In Iran, however, the “real world”

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Time for the Media and West to Hold Rouhani Accountable for Rights Abuses in Iran

Three years into the presidency of the “moderate” Hassan Rouhani, it can be said without hesitation that the human rights record in Iran is continuing to deteriorate. Just look at the sheer number of reports on rights violations which have

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Iran’s Selective Condemnations of Terror Ring False

Iran has been conspicuously (and hypocritically) vocal in condemning the wave of terror attacks which has hit Western Europe in recent weeks. After last month’s “lone wolf” attack in Munich, as after last year’s deadly attacks in France, Iranian officials

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Iran Considers Twitter Access – for the good of the regime of course

Iran’s proxy war with Saudi Arabia, which is being played out in various theaters across the Middle East and beyond, has for a long time been spilling over into a somewhat unlikely arena: Twitter, to which the Iranian regime has

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Posted in Al monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Concealed confidential Addendum reveals: A Nuclear Iran is possible within a Decade

The press was reeling in mid-July from the revelation that major restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program will be eased five years before the nuclear deal is through, after the Associated Press revealed an addendum to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of

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Recaps of Nuke Deal’s 1st Year List Failures, Not Triumphs

Media recaps looking back at the year since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the nuclear deal, signed into reality on July 14th last year, have not found many reasons to declare the agreement a triumph.

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