Archive | November, 2011

Live-blog: Egypt Elections, Day 1

A historic day: The first post-Mubarak elections in Egypt

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Journalist Mona Eltahawy’s harrowing ordeal – beating, sexual assault and arrest in Egypt – in her own words and tweets

“The past 12 hrs were painful and surreal but I know I got off much much easier than so many other Egyptians.”

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Must Watch – The Stream – “Parazit: Voice of America or voice of the people?” – Two tweets from Iran News Now featured

This is a must watch show. Watch it and let us know what you think. The show raised many interesting questions. Stay tuned for an Iran News Now special, an in-depth look at the show and evaluation of the discussion, with viewpoints from Dave Siavashi.

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Iran News Now on Al Jazeera’s The Stream (@AJStream) – 19:30 GMT

We just received a tweet from Al Jazeera’s The Stream, letting us know that they have noted our comments, presumably from our Twitter feed: AJStream The Stream @IranNewsNow@ImranGarda and @ASE noted your comments on #Iran and Parazit: Tune in at 19:30 GMT to watch the show! (original tweet) We’re not certain exactly what will be discussed, but […]

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Propaganda 101: Nanodiamonds, Nukes, “Western Officials”, & The Washington Post

Scott Lucas writes for EA Worldview video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A discussion, including David Albright and Karim Sadjadpour, on a Sunday talk show about the IAEA report and Iran’s nuclear programme See also Iran Feature: Did Unnamed Officials Use the Media to Turn Nanodiamonds into Nuclear Bombs? A classic case study in how information/propaganda […]

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Did Someone Murder the Son of 2009 Presidential Candidate Rezaei?

Scott Lucas writes for EA Worldview: Mohsen Rezaei is a big player in Iranian politics. He was head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps for 16 years, and he is now the Secretary of the Expediency Council. In 2009, he was a candidate in the 2009 Presidential election — while his campaign disputed the legitimacy […]

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Aljazeera Special Programme: Letters from Iran

Watch this Aljazeera documentary programme examining the aftermath of Iran’s 2009 Green Movement Uprising.

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Iran Analysis: The Pattern of Confrontation — Obama Wins, Regime Wins, Iranian People Lose

Dave Siavashi writes for EA: According to The Wall Street Journal: The Obama administration has quietly drawn up plans to provide a key Persian Gulf ally with thousands of advanced “bunker-buster” bombs and other munitions, part of a stepped-up U.S. effort to build a regional coalition to counter Iran. An interesting announcement in itself, but […]

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The IAEA’s Nuclear Report — Not All Sources Are Equal (Part 2)

Scott Lucas writes for EA Worldview. The Iranian State agency IRNA may seem an unusual place to continue an analysis of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report on the Iranian nuclear programme. After all, IRNA is known more as a megaphone for the regime or a faction within it than as a site critiquing latest news. […]

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Iran Special Analysis (Part 1): The Nuclear Report – “May” Is Not “Definitely”

Let’s start with the “smoking gun” statement from the IAEA that does not exactly smoke

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Iran Snap Analysis: The IAEA Nuclear Report — Serious, But Not That Serious….

Our take-away line at this point: “The report is more serious for Iran than previous IAEA findings but not as serious as Western officials were spinning it.”

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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...