Archive | January, 2010

Selected Headlines – January 22, 2010

Channel 4 News (UK), January 22 Neda’s death ‘ignited an awakening’ in Iran Neda Agha Soltan’s fiance, Caspian Makan: “The 23 January is Neda’s precious birthday. Neda will be 27 on that day. I felt that this should be marked in the world. “I’ve asked the people of Iran, wherever they may be, in whichever […]

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Selected Headlines – January 21, 2010

Previously, when posting selected headlines, we published one selected headline per post. Iran News Now will be trying out a new format for our selected headlines over the next few days. Based on your feedback we may continue with this format moving forward. Basically, we will publish a daily list of selected headlines, along with […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Iranian Cyber Army Strikes Again: Baidu, China’s largest search engine hacked!

China’s largest search engine, Baidu, has been hacked. For a period of time the website showed the following (click to enlarge): We do not yet know if this is the same individual or group that managed to change the IP address for Twitter several weeks ago, redirecting to a page with an image and text […]

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Video of Basij attack on Karoubi’s vehicle in Qazvin on January 7, 2010

This video purportedly shows the vehicle of Iranian opposition leader and cleric, Mehdi Karoubi, being attacked by Basijis in Qazvin on January 7.  The video shows what looks like two people shooting at the vehicle, and appears to corroborate the claims made by Karoubi and his son.  They had reported that the vehicle was fired […]

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Twitter Revolution 101: Get Your Facts Right

Waking up every day and being a journalist is a very conflicting job. Sometimes, you read the work of other journalists who’ve written responsibly and with full knowledge of the subject matter and you feel proud of who you are. Other times, people write things that make you want to just sit there and mourn […]

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Conversation with Maz Jobrani about his new movie, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero

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INN Special: A Conversation with Dr. Nina Ansary about Iran’s Women’s Movements

Dr. Nina Ansary is a prominent scholar and historian who has recently published the preeminent book detailing the history of Iran's Women's ...

INN Special: Interview and Conversation with Richard Raymond, Director of Desert Dancer, in Theatres April 10

Listen to the full interview by Sam Razi of the Director of Desert Dancer, Richard Raymond, here: Sam Razi’s Twitter: […]...

A Brave New Documentary by NBC News – #TwitterDiplomacy: The Making of a Nuclear Deal (Preview)

A brave new documentary by the fantastic team at NBC News. Here is a preview posted to YouTube by Ann […]...

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and Iran President Hassan Rouhani Exchange Tweets on Net Freedom in Iran

Twitter has completely changed the way people of influence communicate with each and with their audiences, in conversations that take [&hell...

How Diplomacy with Iran will Improve Iran’s Human Rights Situation

The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be do...