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Time for accountability of organizers of discriminatory sport events in Iran

Only a month ago (March 15) we ran a piece about sports discrimination in Iran, due to the expelling of the teen siblings from chess tournaments. Here we stand only a month later, with two more incidents of sports gender

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Other News

Suppression of Metal Music and artists moves from movies to reality in ‘moderate Iran’

Remember “No One Knows About Persian Cats”? Bahman Ghobadi’s 2009 film told the tale of two Iranian musicians recently released from prison, who try to form a band with the intention of performing – and then remaining – outside Iran.

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

In Iran, Elections Are Not In The People’s Hands

Iran is about to hold elections. These elections will have very limited impact on the future of the country, due to the flawed democracy and premeditated blocking of options in Iran. In less than 10 days, on February 26, Iranians

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Baha’is – an example of discrimination against and Persecution of minorities in Iran

When Malala Yousafzai fought for girls’ education in Pakistan, the world watched with baited breath, sympathizing with the brave girl who had risked her life to stand up to the Taliban’s mullahs. In Iran, such struggles take place all the

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Female PressTV Reporter Exposes Iran’s Unholy Patriarchy

Since Ayatollah Khomeini’s Velayat-e Faqih became its cornerstone after the 1979 revolution, Iran has been a theocracy. But it’s not just a theocracy – it’s a patriarchy, too. It may appoint some token women to key roles – such as

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Is The Key To US-Iran Ties In America’s Hands?

Since the nuclear deal was finalized this summer, the Iran-US relationship has become only more complicated and fraught with tension, rather than the other way around. Iran is not only reinterpreting the nuclear deal, but also acting in a hostile

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

As World Mourns Over France Attacks, Mourning Silenced In Iran

After dispersing a heavily-policed Tehran vigil for the victims of last week’s horrific Paris terrorist attacks after just half an hour (the mourning continued on the web), it took Iran just a few days to move past condoling and consoling

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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