Archive | October, 2010

Inside Story – Cutting ties with Iran? (Featuring Scott Lucas and Sadegh Zibakalam)

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WSJ: Iran to Pare Food, Gas Subsidies

Moves to Withdraw Supports on Basics Appear Risky for Ahmadinejad; Showing Sanctions’ Strain

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NYT: Iran Is Said to Give Top Aide to Karzai Cash by the Bagful

The bag of money is part of a secret, steady stream of Iranian cash intended to buy the loyalty of Mr. Daudzai and promote Iran’s interests in the presidential palace

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CNN: Iran: U.S. hikers to start trial next month

Two American hikers held by Iran for more than a year will stand trial before an Iranian court next month, the country’s official news agency reported Saturday.

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BBC: Fighting Iran’s stoning sentences

BBC | September 30, 2010 There has been an international outcry over the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly committing adultery. There have been reports that she now faces being hanged for the murder of her husband, but others suggesting that the stoning sentence […]

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AFP: Iran sentences Ebadi’s former aide to jail

Iran has sentenced a former aide to Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi to two years in jail, an opposition website reported on Thursday.

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AFP: Iran media subsidies to be based on loyalty

The subsidies allocated to newspapers will be given in line with their stance. We cannot aid newspapers that go against the path of the establishment,” Hosseini added without naming specific media.

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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...