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Iran’s Newest Enemies: Kim Kardashian and Instagram

This just in: Iran has found a new subject to arbitrarily accuse of ludicrous charges. This time, it’s Kim Kardashian who is Iran’s latest enemy of the state – accused by Iran of being a “secret agent” of Instagram. The

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

Important Reward to #StealthyFreedom Campaign

The Geneva rights summit, A global coalition of 20 non-governmental organizations announced today that Iranian freelance journalist Masih Alinejad, creator of “My Stealthy Freedom” Facebook page that allows Iranian women to upload photos of themselves without the mandatory Hijab, has been

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Posted in Human Rights

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

The Unwitting Heroine of the Iranian Womens’ Struggle

Fox News’s Iranian-descended Lisa Daftari caused quite the stir last week after reporting on a video showing an Iranian woman dancing “joyously” – and hijab-lessly – on top of her car. The dance in the desert, wrote Daftari, was “the

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues

Self and Selfie in Iran

The “selfie,” or self-portrait usually taken with a mobile phone, has become so ubiquitous today that rarely do we give a thought to the meaning of the word or the phenomena. But upon further scrutiny, it becomes evident that the

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Other News

Hijab in Iranian penal code

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics

Stealthy Ideology in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shocked the world this week by tweeting a message of congratulations and support for Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who became the first woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal, the Nobel Prize of mathematics. He

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