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Air France Flight Attendants ‘Revolt’ After Getting ‘Iran Treatment’

While it puts on a moderate face when dealing with the West, Iran is still going strong stirring up controversy over women’s rights in the country – or, more accurately, the lack thereof. The most recent controversy involved not Iranian

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Amid Glaring Gender & Minority Inequality, Iranian Society Rises Up

Last week, we brought you the tragic story of young, beautiful Parivash Akbarzadeh, who recently died in a car accident while driving the fast, flashy Porsche of Mohammad Hossein Rabbani-Shirazi, the upperclass scion of a prominent clerical family. The story

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage

Hostility to History – Common to ISIS and Iran

The Islamic State terror group has been busy in Syria and Iraq in recent months. It hasn’t just been conquering villages, beheading people, persecuting minorities, executing journalists/aid workers/pilots alike and forcing conversion on entire communities. In line with its first

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Other News

Iran’s Child Brides and forced marriages – No Longer Newsworthy?

In a country notorious for allowing sigheh, or temporary marriages seen as a cleric-sanctioned form of prostitution, forced marriage and its underlying causes hardly seem to be newsworthy. But what about coverage outside of Iran? A few years ago, the

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Introducing: The Mullah Sutra

Throughout 2014, we told you about the Iranian attitude to the LGBT community, reporting that two men may have been hanged in the country’s south for “consensual sodomy.” We stated that this was emblematic of a wider issue, one with

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Subjective Truth In Iran– The Evin unfolding Narrative

The media outcry over the brutal violence against political prisoners in Tehran’s Evin Prison has died down in recent days, its echoes heard mostly in Iran-focused watchdogs who have brought readers the latest updates. Dissident blog Good Morning Iran, for

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Should Zarif be using Social Media?

Since the implementation of the Geneva deal we’ve reported a bit on the startling rise in executions under Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even as Iran engages more closely with the West. It’s not just the executions which have been getting

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