Please find direct links to the latest articles and media monitoring reports
published on Mianeh (Middle)- IWPR's new web-based initiative to promote
dialogue, debate and understanding in and on Iran.
Mianeh seeks to platform analysis, unique reporting and different voices from
inside Iran, while developing international reporting standards. A new
podcasting service and discussion forum are soon to launch and we encourage you
to visit the site (http://www.mianeh.net/ <http://www.mianeh.net/en/> ) and
subscribe to the free e-mail service, available in both English and Farsi.
Subscribe here <http://www.mianeh.net/en/articles/?aid=22>
The Mianeh team at IWPR
Young People Concerned at Tougher Dress Rules
Mehdi Mahdavi Azad | Tehran | 18 September 2007
Iranian police are conducting a huge operation aimed at enforcing social order.
Crackdowns on women who do not wear conservative Islamic dress and the arrests
of so-called thugs are widespread and are being criticised by reformists and
human rights advocates in the country.
Principalists See Khatami as Threat <http://www.mianeh.net/en/articles/?aid=66>
Sahar Zahedifar | Tehran | 11 September 2007
The possibility that former president Mohammad Khatami might return to power
has become a major concern for "principalist" supporters President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, and one that is constantly increasing as Iran moves forwards to
the parliamentary election scheduled for March 2008.
The Iranian National Interest - The Reformists' View
Mehdi Madbeigi | Tehran | 11 September 2007
In a society like Iran, which is passing from tradition to modernity and whose
identity is very largely defined by the legacy of the Islamic Revolution,
internal debate about national interest effectively shapes and determines the
entire political sphere - not to mention its external relations.
Iranian National Interests - The Principlist View
Alireza Darvish | Tehran | 10 September 2007
Nearly 30 years after the Islamic Revolution and after many ups and downs, the
identities and differences between the main political parties, their
theoretical beliefs and their power structures are now fully clear.
Book Censorship Rising in Iran <http://www.mianeh.net/en/articles/?aid=59>
Kamran Mohammadi | Tehran | 9 September 2007
After nearly a decade of tolerant cultural policies under former president
Mohammad Khatami, book censorship appears to be on the rise in Iran.
Weekly Iran Media Report <http://www.mianeh.net/en/media%5Freports/>
© 2007 Mianeh
The opinions expressed on mianeh.net are those of the authors and do not
necessarily represent those of Mianeh or the Institute for War & Peace Reporting