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Upsurge in Dissident Arrests
Hamid Khosravi | Tehran | 12 December 2007
Human rights organisations in Iran say dissidents are being targeted in
an unprecedented wave of arrests and harassment. It looks very much like
all-out war on anyone critical of the regime.
President Ahmadinejad Seen Through the Eyes of the Poor
Maryam Radnia | Mazandaran | 5 December 2007
When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected Iranian president in 2005, most of
his support came from the poorer sections of society. His famous campaign
pledge was that he'd distribute his country's oil money so that it landed on
people's dinner tables. He also promised to establish social justice and root
From Underground Music to Angelina Jolie
Saba Afsharnajafi | Tehran | 4 December 2007
When Iran features in the western media, it is usually in relation to
the country's nuclear crisis or allegations that it is involved in the Iraq
conflict, and there is little interest in what is happening inside Iranian
society, young people in particular.
Iranians' Love-Affair With Texting
Parisa Dezfoulian | Tehran | 26 November 2007
Some dry figures from Iran's Mobile Communications Company tell us a
curious fact - for the 20 million or so text messages sent within the country
every day, the peak hours are between ten in the evening and one in the
morning. That might seem an odd time to be sitting up sending messages, but the
statistic graphically illustrates how the SMS phenomenon has become a way for
people to circumvent authority.