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Stop Complaining – and Stop Slandering

Apparently in Tehran they haven’t heard the saying: “win some, lose some.” Judging by their media, they always expect to play with all the aces in the deck. On the one hand, they religiously practice censorship, close newspapers, arrest journalists,

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Smart Sanctions

Sanctions – according to many – “are working”, but what does that really mean and how can they be implemented in the smartest of manners?  In recent weeks, we have seen a few very interesting pieces which perhaps did not

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Posted in Human Rights

Enhorabuena a Hispasat!

Dublin News last week was one of the very few agencies – besides Press TV, of course – to report this important step taken by the Spanish satellite operator Hispasat: “Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has dropped broadcasts by two of Iranian

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Posted in Khamenei, Other News

Effective Sanctions

More sanctions are on the way. “The EU on Friday agreed new sanctions against Iran, adding 18 companies or institutions and one person to a blacklist aimed at forcing stalled talks on Tehran’s contested nuclear drive to resume.” Unfortunately, on

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Posted in Other News

As we mourn a blogger, the US demonstrates its support for freedom of expression.

The death of Sattar Behesti – an anti regime blogger – rightly caused outrage across the globe; outrage which was reflected in most of the reportage on the matter.  The response and reaction from the both the conventional media and

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Other News

Freedom of speech or platform for hatred; Europe’s big decision

It has not been the best of weeks for Thomas Erdbrink and his reporting on Iran. First of all, his misleading and inaccurate piece on Iran’s ‘drug war’ (see my previous post), and now a report – that while balanced

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Posted in Human Rights, Khamenei

Would the EU Receive a Nobel Prize for Confronting Iran?

For those of you who missed it, the EU was awarded the Nobel Prize last week.  Many raised an eyebrow or two. The Norwegian prize committee said the EU was being honored for six decades of contributions “to the advancement of

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Posted in BBC, Huffington Post, Human Rights
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