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As Rezaian Marks 500 Days in Jail, New York Times Targeted For Hypocrisy On Iran

Iran’s judiciary announced that Washington Post reporter, Jason Rezaian, a dual Iranian-American citizen held on trumped-up espionage charges, would be sentenced to prison for an undisclosed amount of time. Now, Rezaian is already marking over 500 days (!) in Iranian

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Other News

In The West, As In Iran, Rezaian Case Is About Politics

Nine months after the arrest of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, Iran has finally revealed the charges against him: four, including espionage, “propaganda against the establishment,” and “collaborating with hostile governments” (charges already eerily familiar to those who’ve watched Jon

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Posted in AP, CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Criticism of Netanyahu’s Speech Doesn’t Absolve Iran’s Regime

So Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress over Iran, receiving “ridiculously long standing ovations,” as well as backing from such corners as the Saudi corridors of power and Tehran-born “Shahs of Sunset” star Reza Farahan, who gushed on HuffPost

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Is Western Media Buying Iran’s Revolutionary Narrative?

Iran celebrated the 36th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution last week to great fanfare, replete with speeches by high-level dignitaries and the usual – “traditional,” even – chants of “death to America.” Has anything changed since last year, when Iranians

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Did Iranian Subway Dancer Push the Limits of Freedom?

Masih Alinejad’s Stealthy Freedom Facebook protest page has garnered over 720,000 likes in just a few months. Founded as a page for Iranian women to upload photos of themselves sans head covering, it has now evolved into a wide-reaching platform

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Mind The (Nuclear) Gap

Nearly a year has passed since Iran and the six world powers signed an interim nuclear deal, nearly a year of negotiations, technical talks, extensions and months upon months of attempts to bridge the “gap” that has – wide or

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Why Using Iran To Save Iraq Can be Counter-Productive

Washington’s overtures – and snubs – toward Iran in its campaign to put together a coalition to fight Islamic State, or ISIS, has drawn considerable coverage in recent days. First, US Secretary of State John Kerry kept Iran out of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif
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