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Reading Shakespeare and living Shakespeare in Tehran

What does renowned playwright William Shakespeare have to do with Iran? Evidently, quite a lot, as several articles in recent weeks have discussed the Bard’s reception in the Islamic state as the world marks the 400th anniversary of his death.

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

Freedom of Speech: Iran Edition

Around the world, “freedom of speech” has a generally agreed upon definition and application: according to Article 19 of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and

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Posted in AP, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s Ingenuous Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo Attack

In the wake of the murderous attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, it seemed as though the voices of Iran’s leaders were united with those of its imprisoned dissidents in condemning the act. A

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage
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