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Iran Considers Twitter Access – for the good of the regime of course

Iran’s proxy war with Saudi Arabia, which is being played out in various theaters across the Middle East and beyond, has for a long time been spilling over into a somewhat unlikely arena: Twitter, to which the Iranian regime has

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Posted in Al monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iranian Manipulation of ‘Banned’ Social Networks – From the grave

Browsing through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram these days reveals a large Iranian presence, despite the restrictions and outright bans on these platforms in Iran itself. The supreme leader, the president and the foreign minister can tweet away, while the average

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Other News

Jason Rezaian in the new Iranian Ballpark

The Western media community was rocked in recent days by the sudden arrests of Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, his wife and other journalists for unknown reasons. The story received wide coverage in the English-language media – most noticeably

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Hassan Rouhani: Five Points for the Media

Now that the confetti’s been swept away and the bubbly’s been polished off- in western capitals, anyway – we’d like to present our Hassan Rouhani fact list (aided by his recent post-victory address) critical to future media reporting. In short:

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Argentina, AMIA & El Majlis

Wow – closing in on four months since the Argentine-Iran accord on AMIA, almost three months since Argentine Senate approval, and six weeks since our own reminder that Buenos Aires is waiting for the Majlis OK. It’s still waiting. But

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Posted in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage, Other News
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