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The Iranian People Have a Voice

Over the recent period, we have witnessed two public events in Iran, during which the people of Iran have raised their head and their voices in protest. It takes courage to do so under a regime, where if you raise

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Re Iran – Opportunity for chess (FIDE) to be more “muscular” than Volley-ball (FIVB)!

Other than the fact that both are regarded as a type of sport, there would seem to be no common denominator between chess and volley-ball. Volley-ball entails physical effort, on a large court, usually out-doors and requires a ball. Chess

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Posted in Human Rights, Other News

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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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

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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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

In ‘New Iran,’ Kids ‘Grow Up On Death Row’

We’re back after a short break! In the time that we’ve been gone, the media was busy highlighting a certain side of Iran – that of glamorous, “rare,” and historic diplomatic breakthroughs and “big trade deals” – the “newly unfettered”

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Despite Torture, Iranian Jailed Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Speaks Up

Remember Atena Farghadani? The 28-year-old Iranian cartoonist who was put on trial for protesting (in cartoon form) against her country’s intention to ban contraceptives – while said country was busy hosting an anti-ISIS cartoon competition of its own. Clearly, self-expression

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Time To Demand A ‘Human Rights Deal’ With Iran

Now that the nuclear deal with the P5+1 is a reality, Iran is already ushering in a new era of cooperation with the West – at least in some areas. Aviation, tourism, business, regular and increased flights to and from

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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