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UN Institutions Blast Iran’s Human Rights Situation

As the execution of Reyhaneh Jabberi and her mother’s moving eulogy continued to reverberate within Iran and outside it, the United Nations issued a scathing criticism of Tehran’s human rights policies. First came the latest report by UN special rapporteur

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Media Coverage

Is Iran The Press’s Favorite For ‘Winning’ The Nuke Talks?

After a short break for the UN General Assembly and talks on ISIS, with a few high-profile executions in the mix, talks between Iran and the six world powers are set to resume once again within the next two weeks.

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

Is Iran Growing Stronger In New World Order?

Iran has recently been trying to play itself up as a potential ally of the West – a leader, even – in the fight against Islamic State, with leading news outlets and journalists such as The Washington Post and the

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Tehran’s AMIA Success

We admit it: we’ve been negligent. Like the media we follow, this blog got too caught up in nuclear talks at the expense of other Iran-related issues. Time to correct that, with an update on media coverage of the AMIA

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

The Iranian Diaspora

With the Rouhani/Zarif visit to NYC finally petering out, one loose end to tie up: Tehran’s attitude toward its’ diaspora. Actually, the issue comes up every year during the Iranian president’s UNGA visit. During Ahmadinejad’s time attention was mainly on

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

Al-Monitor: a metaphor for Iran coverage

Couldn’t avoid it: an avalanche of Al-Monitor reports & tweets overwhelmingly favoring Iran/Rouhani/Zarif before, during  and after the recent NYC visit. Should we have been surprised? Well, while zapping around the web we came across this review of 70 articles

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Posted in Al monitor, Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Netanyahu’s Iran at UNGA

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tried to keep the NYC Iran media momentum going just a little more, but alas it seems there were far less takers than for Rouhani/Zarif. Apparently public diplomacy is like comedy: it’s all about timing. There’s

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Other News
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