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Iran’s Blame Game for the Attack

The double attack on Iran’s parliament and Khomeini mausoleum in Iran, killing seventeen and wounding approximately 50, was covered extensively by the media, described as the worst terrorist strike to hit the Islamic Republic in years. With the attack, began the

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

The other side of Rouhani

During the election campaign of Rouhani and following his election, he was portrayed as the moderate leader. During the campaign he went out against extremists, calling for more freedom, supporting more engagement and negating gender discrimination. Many media outlets were

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Beware – collision course ahead

Intelligence reports join think tanks join journalists in the prediction of a collision course between the US and Iran. Not only in words but also in action. Not just through proxies, but directly. Not only in one zone, but possibly,

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s internal challenges – Quoting Rouhani

One good thing came out of the presidential election process in Iran – candid words about the internal situation in Iran. Usually, Iran boasts successes, and blames all faults on the US, Israel and the west. During the election process,

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

Fishpond elections – impressions from Iran’s Presidential debate

The first in a series of debates between the running candidates for the presidency of Iran took place, and impressions of this debate are relevant. The six candidates (president Rouhani, former vice president Hashemitaba, Tehran mayor Ghalibaf, vice president Jahangiri,

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Politics

Time for accountability of organizers of discriminatory sport events in Iran

Only a month ago (March 15) we ran a piece about sports discrimination in Iran, due to the expelling of the teen siblings from chess tournaments. Here we stand only a month later, with two more incidents of sports gender

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Other News

Sports Illustrated Iran Style

Recently, a few occurrences demonstrated to the public that Iran’s idea of freedom and of international sports is very different to the accepted norm. Starting with the Darya Safai’s tweet, which stated in short form the gloomy reality: “Dorsa Derakhshani ,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics
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