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When Free Speech Is Equated With Terrorism

France is still reeling from the twin attacks – one on the Paris offices of a satirical magazine, the other on a kosher grocery in the French capital – that claimed 17 lives over a period of three days. Millions

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Other News

That Time Iran Beat America – What’s Changed?

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio is right around the corner, and Iran is preparing for it in full force after clinching a place in the finals, despite a small setback caused by shrinking socks in the kit supplied

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage

Iran Sanctions Dam Bursts

Less than two weeks after the Geneva nuclear deal, media outlets are rightly heralding the start of the “post-sanctions” era. According to Reuters, “the phone hasn’t stopped ringing” at the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce since the deal was signed, with

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Posted in AP, Ha'aretz, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Media Praise for France on Iran Talks

Last week, France found itself being cast as the villain responsible for allegedly sabotaging nuclear talk with Iran. At the time it seemed as if Paris didn’t have even one media defender in this context. Since then, the opinion sheet

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Other News

France– Obstacle to Iran Nuclear Peace?

In our last post we opined that media outlets seems more interested in blaming those it perceives as blocking a nuclear deal with Iran than the devil in the details of an agreement. Over the weekend a new scapegoat was

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

Renault Squeezed between Cars & WMD

With the US Treasury now sanctioning Iran’s car industry, readers may be wondering what vehicles have to do with WMD. Since media reports about the new sanctions were short on context, a brief IranMediaFocus primer is in order. The organization

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Media Coverage

What’s New in Europe?

A month’s passed since our last Europe update. This time mostly bad news (readers beware), so let’s begin with the good. Major development in the drug issue, which we’ve been closely following: the Danish government has decided to stop funding the

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Posted in Other News
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