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Rezaian Suit Highlights Iranian, Western & Media Interests Alike

Media outlets reported extensively on Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s federal lawsuit filed against the Iranian government, on the accounts of hostage taking, torture and terrorism, for being unjustly imprisoned by Iran for more than eighteen months.  Among the media

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s ‘Domestic Internet’ Met With Criticism, Satire

As August came to a close, Iran officially unveiled a new internet service – a domestic one which offers users “high quality, high speed” connections at low prices. The purpose of this “national” data network, Iran’s first? Purportedly the “domestication

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

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

The Iran Nuke Deal Is Done. But Is It A Triumph?

Two powerful Iranian legislative bodies, the parliament and the Guardians Council, approved the nuclear deal this week after months of deliberations (and, apparently, debates so intense they got physical). Now the P5+1 can breathe a sigh of relief: the hardliners

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

UK Embassy Reopening in Iran a Case Of Selective Memory

The United Kingdom reopened its embassy in Iran last month in the wake of the nuclear deal struck between Tehran and the P5+1. Amid great fanfare heralding a thaw in diplomatic ties between Iran and Western powers, British Foreign Secretary

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Posted in AP, BBC, CNN, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

With Deadline Looming, Is Nuke Agreement A Done Deal?

Amid enduring obstacles, the nuclear talks between the P5+1 are hurtling towards their zenith – a final-status agreement that will curb the Islamic republic’s (ostensibly peaceful) nuclear program in exchange for much-needed sanctions relief. So what’s “the deal with the

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

The Day After The Deal

Investors are keenly ”lining up” to get access to Iran these days, as we reported last week. But they’re not the only ones: with Iranian leaders falling into line behind the framework agreement, Tehran’s allies – as well as some

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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