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Iran Stars at UNGA

There is a saying that “any publicity is good publicity”, explained by cambridge english dictionary to mean that there is no such thing as negative publicity, as “it is better to receive negative publicity than no publicity at all”. Well,

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

The other side of Rouhani

During the election campaign of Rouhani and following his election, he was portrayed as the moderate leader. During the campaign he went out against extremists, calling for more freedom, supporting more engagement and negating gender discrimination. Many media outlets were

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

Iran’s internal challenges – Quoting Rouhani

One good thing came out of the presidential election process in Iran – candid words about the internal situation in Iran. Usually, Iran boasts successes, and blames all faults on the US, Israel and the west. During the election process,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

“For Whom the Lobbyists Lobbied” – The lobbyists also have a responsibility when they lobby for Iran

Many try to persuade the new American administration to continue “business as usual” with Iran. Only recently we have witnessed several lobby groups reaching out to the incoming Trump administration, trying to persuade them to ease their approach toward the

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

“Take Your Chances” with Resumed Direct UK Iran Flights – At Your Own Risk

Once again, articles, guides, and photo essays related to the “rebound” of travel and tourism in Iran can be seen popping up alongside headlines about the Islamic republic’s human rights record, terror sponsorship, persisting tensions with the West, destructive involvement

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Admits Death Penalty’s Failure while the Media Echoes UN’s Call to End it

Iran is notorious for its liberal use of capital punishment, particularly for offenses that are considered minor in countries which have a higher regard for human rights. In recent years – under the “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani – Iran has

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Revisiting the Nuke Deal with Iran, a Year In

It’s been nearly a year since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – otherwise known as the nuclear deal – was signed in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1. With the agreement’s first anniversary around the corner, “year in

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