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Selective Media in Iran

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Posted in Human Rights

New Feminine Threat in Iran- Beware!

Iran celebrated the 35th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution this year. Many news outlets revisited the cataclysmic event in honor of the occasion, writing about its broken promises of freedom, equality and a better life and impact on US-Iranian relations

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Posted in Human Rights

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

Iranian NSC head Ali Shamkhani

Last week Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed former defense minister Ali Shamkhani as head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council. Not surprisingly, the move was greeted with media applause – but absolutely no scrutiny. Indeed, the Christian Science Monitor’s Scott

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

NYT: Questioning the Party Line on Iran

In a recent “Public Editor” column, the New York Times’ Margaret Sullivan examined the paper’s level of skepticism on the Administration’s Syria policy. This got us thinking (again): what would Sullivan’s conclusions be if she examined the NYT’s Iran policy

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Syria crisis exposes Rouhani challenge

The media continues to obsess over the impressive style changes coming from Rouhani and Zarif. NBC‘s op-ed previewing the Iranian president’s upcoming visit to the UN General Assembly in New York raises some points that warrant discussion in this context. The gist

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Syria – Out (for now), Iran – In (again)

President Obama’s deferring the use of force against Damascus refocuses media attention – for the moment, at least – on the wider ramifications of the Syria crisis. Despite the weekend timing, the reaction was swift and sharp. The instinctive response

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military
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