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Iran Walls Crumbling in EU?

Piece by piece, in several languages and without attracting too much attention, the media is revealing a diminishing EU resolve on the Iranian nuclear crisis and sanctions. On the sidelines of the Geneva talks, top EU officials could be heard

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Iran’s Big Italian Bear Hug

With elections in Iran engulfing the media’s energies, there’s apparently no room for anything else. Besides, it can’t be bothered with reports written in weird languages, i.e. not English (only Arianna at the now multi-lingual Huffington Post understands the folly

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Media Bipartisanship on Iran?

Rouhani is a disaster! Rouhani is the messiah! How about  balance, the shades of gray? Ever since we established this blog it has struck us as unfortunate that what we loosely call “the media” has so much difficulty seeing the

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

And the World Sat Back, Watching

Bored with waiting for Iran’s election, we set out to identify decision makers who took a clear stand against this exercise in pseudo-democracy. Gut feeling (in lieu of relevant media coverage): not good. As far as we could tell, the

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Iran: The European Media Update

Europe and Iran; what’s been going on?  Well without us, no one would know, because we certainly haven’t seen any real updates in the English speaking press. One exception was the Vancouver Sun which printed the AP piece (which received

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Posted in AP, Other News

Human Rights left hanging by media

How was this missed by most of the international media (AP and Reuters penned articles – but few picked them up).  We found this on the UNPO website, taken from the Ahwaz News Agency: “On Monday 11 March 2013, the Iranian delegate to

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Posted in AP, Other News

The Dark Side of Salehi

While all eyes were focused on Almaty, Iran’s slick Foreign Minister Salehi let his guard down – in German, in Vienna. The English-language media totally missed it, which is what we’re here for (and not for the first time). Salehi

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Other News
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