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Iran Targeting Expatriates

Roya Boroumand | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Roya Boroumand

The government message is clear: communicating independently with Iranians or echoing their voices is not allowed. And it works.

Hossein Derakshan: Sued Here and Imprisoned There

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Yesterday, the father of blogging in Iran, Hossein Derakshan, the young person who had helped hundreds if not thousands of bloggers inside Iran, failed to secure an appeal of a 20-year sentence imposed on him by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Middle East in 2011: Social Media to Take on Governments

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

By publishing online -- and dissenting in 140 characters or less -- journalists in the Middle East and North Africa are challenging dominant state institutions.

Iran's "Blogfather" Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

Last week, Iran's Revolutionary Court sentenced Hossein Derakhshan, an internationally known Iranian-Canadian blogger, to 19 and a half years in prison.

Blogger And Aid Worker Remain Imprisoned In Iran Despite Saberi Release

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As supporters of the Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi celebrate her release from Evin prison in Tehran, campaigns to free two other, less hig...

Blogging in Iran: A Dangerous Prospect

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jillian York

Blogging, the last bastion for speaking one's mind in Iran, is becoming a dangerous prospect.

Who is Hossein Derakhshan?

Daniel Lubetzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Lubetzky

Hossein Derakhshan... is among the most famous Persian bloggers. Hossein is jailed and threatened with the same fate of execution by the Iranian government.

Iranian Blogger Hossein Derakhshan Arrested

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jillian York

It was reported this morning that Iranian-Canadian blogger and activist Hossein Derakshan, known as the "Godfather of the Iranian blogosphere," was arrested in Tehran.

Iranian "Blogfather" Arrested On Charge Of Spying For Israel

Times Of London | Michael Theodoulou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A prominent Iranian blogger, nicknamed the Blogfather for spawning Iran's spectacular blogging revolution, has been arrested in Tehran and accused of ...