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Iran’s Mixed Messages, Soon in Your Inbox?

Some months ago, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater, brought to the public eye the plight of journalists jailed by the Iranian regime – as well as said regime’s attempts to convince them (by torture, among other methods) to devote their

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military, Other News

Filmmaker Under Attack

Who cares about Mohsen Makhmalbaf? Judging by the anemic coverage of his latest plight, doesn’t seem like the media does. For those who missed it: Iran decided to boycott Makhmalbaf,  its renowned  film director, for attending the Jerusalem Film Festival

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Working the Room

Backtracking a bit: It seemed to us like Iran’s official representatives and sympathizers smothered the east coast of the US, particularly, in a public opinion assault surrounding the Almaty encounter. The media generally went along with the exercise – instead

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Other News

Between Khartoum and Teheran

Widely reported Iranian boasting yesterday about supplying advanced rocketry to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad takes us back to the October 23 attack on the Yarmouk weapons facility in Khartoum. Two pieces of a puzzle apparently very much connected to

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian Internal Issues

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
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