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Freedom of Press

Update below. According to Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders), a France-based non-governmental organization, latest Press Freedom Index (covering the period between 1 September 2009 and 1 September 2010), Iran ranks 175, with 178 countries assessed. Only Turkmenistan, North Korea and … Continue reading

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Person of the Year 2009

On the Day of Tasu’a, when millions of Shi’ites in Iran and elsewhere commemorate the beginning of the martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, Imam Husayn at Kerbala in 680 CE, The Times has announced that Neda Agha Soltan, only … Continue reading

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Fraudulent Reporting

According to official announcements, the incumbent Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won the election with 62.6% of the votes while his main challenger, former prime minister and reformist Mir Hossein Mousavi, yielded a disappointing 33.8%. The two other candidates, former … Continue reading

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New Centrifuges

One day after President Barack Obama’s historical speech in Cairo addressing the Muslim World, where he as the first sitting American president admitted to the U.S. contribution on the 1953 coup d’état toppling the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed … Continue reading

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Good Timing?

President Barack Obama’s video message to the Iranian people has surprised everybody in the West as well. It was launched on Nowruz, as New Year greetings. So far, reactions in Tehran were not really enthusiastic though, rather precautious instead. Was … Continue reading

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