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No Freedom at Tehran’s ‘Freedom Stadium’

Has anything changed since Iran announced (way back in April) that it would finally overturn its ban on women in sports stadiums in the wake of the global furor over the arrest of British-Iranian “volleyball prisoner” Ghoncheh Ghavami? Since April,

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Zarif threatens and blames West for Iran’s nuclear progress

As Iran and world powers tried to salvage the nuclear talks they have been engaged in for much of the past year ahead of the July 20 deadline for a final-status deal, Iranian leaders have been using media outlets to

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Iran Nuclear Deal, Media Take One

Well, well, we have a deal. Since this is a media watch blog we’ll focus on our mandate. As for the deal itself, let’s just hope it works. A few responses and backgrounders: Foreign Policy credits EU High Commissioner Lady

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

Washington’s Iran Sanctions Ripple Effect

As the P5+1 advance from the latest round of Geneva nuclear talks, the media is raising some interesting arguments concerning the future of the sanctions regime. In fact, Geneva seems to have become a backdrop for the main event: the

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Amanpour’s Iran Mystery

Ever notice CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour’s obsession with interviewing Iranian officials? We first addressed this question a year ago; time to revisit the issue. We don’t take issue with her interviewing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, unlike her defending his watered-down Holocaust

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News
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