The government message is clear: communicating independently with Iranians or echoing their voices is not allowed. And it works.
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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.
By publishing online -- and dissenting in 140 characters or less -- journalists in the Middle East and North Africa are challenging dominant state institutions.
Last week, Iran's Revolutionary Court sentenced Hossein Derakhshan, an internationally known Iranian-Canadian blogger, to 19 and a half years in prison.
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, the last bastion for speaking one's mind in Iran, is becoming a dangerous prospect.
Hossein Derakhshan... is among the most famous Persian bloggers. Hossein is jailed and threatened with the same fate of execution by the Iranian government.
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.
A prominent Iranian blogger, nicknamed the Blogfather for spawning Iran's spectacular blogging revolution, has been arrested in Tehran and accused of ...
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