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Must Watch Video: The Stream – Is Iran going offline? via @AJStream (featuring tweets from INN)

In case you missed it, a great program from the team at Al Jazeera’s The Stream. The topic of Internet access in Iran is a fascinating and important one. With the upcoming presidential election, Internet access in Iran has become extremely slow, and potentially perilous. This one is a must watch (and it even features […]

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Feature: Instagrams from Iran (picture compilation)

A few pictures from Iran, taken by ordinary people and posted to Instagram

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Iran Feature: Former Detainee Sarah Shourd “The Plight of Iranians and 3 Decades of US Foreign Policy”

The incredible thing for me was that so many Iranians worldwide took the time to care about us despite the thousands of other political prisoners they have to worry about. “I’m an Iranian boy ashamed for what our government did to three American hikers,” another message on Facebook says. “I want you to know Iranian people are with you and against their own government. Iran’s regime is not chosen by Iranian people. They kill and torture us and we are all in a very big prison named Iran.”

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Video: Full interview of Ahmadinejad by NBC’s Ann Curry

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Video Special: Documentary, “Nation of Exiles”

Dabashi: “…our civil liberties will not come the day after the revolution, but they are secured before that day–to the point where it makes that revolution irrelevant.”

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The National Interest: Ahmadinejad vs. The Ayatollah

AHMADINEJAD AND his oligarch cronies have been having a rough couple of months. The ayatollah is out for blood, and those in “elected” office are under attack.

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Video: I AM NASRINE (official trailer)

We came across the following video trailer on Twitter. Produced by a Bridge and Tunnel Productions:

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VIDEO: Reza Pahlavi Interview on Parazit

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Live-coverage of Japan Quake and Tsunami from Al Jazeera Live

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(Audio) Interview: Majid Mokhtari Brother of Iranian Martyr Mohammad Mokhtari, “He wanted freedom!”

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Persian Umpire: My Funny Valentine

Persian Umpire | February 20, 2011 NOTE: The following account is an absolute must read, from the venerable Persian Umpire. We have posted it here in its entirety. We ask that once you have read it, you share the original link ( far and wide. Although they do occupy a portion of your imagination in […]

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Live-blog: Iran – February 18 – Regime’s Day of Hate

This is a live-blog report on events in Iran, and about Iran. The majority of the information is sourced via social media channels. The videos or links to other sites posted are not produced by Iran News Now, and their posting here does not equate to an endorsement of their content or message. Every update […]

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Posters for 25 Bahman Iran Rallies for Movements for Freedom

As we come across them we will add posters and artwork for the 25 Bahman – 14 February rallies in Iran here:

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Video showing parallels between Iran & Egypt uprisings

A YouTube account called sansourchi has compiled a selection of videos of protests in Iran following the disputed presidential election of 2009 and videos of protests in Egypt that led to the downfall of Mubarak–displaying them split-screen, side-by-side. Very interesting: Warning: May not be suitable for some viewers, caution advised

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CNN: Will Iran change heavy-handed tactics against pro-reform protests?

CNN | February 12, 2011 By Phil Gast (CNN) — In a few breathtaking weeks, the winds of change whipped from Tunisia east to Egypt and Jordan, bringing down two regimes and putting the third on notice that it must make democratic changes. Now analysts, and a world suddenly focused on the region, are wondering […]

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Video: CNN’s Reza Sayah: “The drama has peaked in Egypt, but it could be just beginning in Iran.”

CNN’s Reza Sayah talks about the prospect of renewed protests in Iran.

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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...