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Neda Agha Soltan

A Tricky Campaign Pledge: Can Iran's Newly Elected President Release Political Prisoners?

Gissou Nia | Posted 08.20.2013 | Home
Gissou Nia

By most accounts, Rouhani is a regime insider and a moderate-leaning cleric at best, however by riding to a win on the support of the reformist vote, he has, somewhat unwittingly, become the symbol of people's hope for civil and political domestic reforms.

Shell Supports Iran's Murderous Mullahs; Should We Be Supporting Shell?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The callous greed in the oil patch seems to know no limits. Here we have a company, Royal Dutch Shell, bursting with earnings, at the apogee of its yearly returns, going after the last dollar or Euro to make things fatter still.

Is Apple Launching a Pre-emptive Strike Against Free Speech?

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.22.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

So you think you control your smartphone? Think again. Late last week reports uncovered a plan by Apple, manufacturer of the iPhone, to patent technology that can detect when people are using their phone cameras and shut them down.

The Web As a Spotlight: An Alternative Look at Technology in the Arab Spring

Ben Cole | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology
Ben Cole

Technology has not only made it possible for people around the world to peer into lives and circumstances across the globe, it's made many worldwide events impossible to ignore.

Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2010-12-31-neshat.jpgMore than any other artist I can call to mind, the impact of Neshat's work far transcends the realms of art in reflecting the most vital and far-reaching struggle to assert human rights.

Iran's Women: Canaries in the Coal Mine

Azar Nafisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Azar Nafisi

Iranian women have once more become the standard by which degrees of freedom can be measured. Their resistance will not only shape Iran's future, but have far-reaching effects on Muslim countries and the way Islam is defined.

The Real Race for Iran: Human Rights Vs. Tehran's Defenders

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Shahryar

Under this "legitimate" Iranian Government, freedom of speech is severely curtailed. Newspapers are regularly banned, journalists regularly imprisoned.

Generation Mubarak/Generation Facebook

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mona Eltahawy

NEW YORK - When a young Egyptian died from what his family, activists and witnesses say was a savage police beating, many of his peers - the generatio...

The High Price of Independent, Dissident Filmmaking in Iran

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Virginia M. Moncrieff

After weeks of silence, the Iranian government has said it detained internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi for making an anti-government film inside his house. His family completely denies the accusation.

Iran Uprising: Is Mousavi Becoming Irrelevant?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stuart Whatley

Who is running the show? Is Mousavi really guiding the movement on the streets, or is the street guiding Mousavi?

To Samir Kassir and Neda Agha-Soltan

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

For Samir, Neda and the many others who lost their lives for democracy, we should keep up the fight, with or without American support.

A Year of Blood and Promise in Iran

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Miller

This article originally appeared on Dissected News, where James will be live-blogging the events surrounding the anniversary of the June 12th election...

The Evolution Will be ooVood

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark Levine

With governments still largely in control of the streets and able to monitor or block access to sites like YouTube, Myspace and Facebook, what technologies are left to overcome connect people in meaningful ways?

Deconstructing Ajami

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

No single film will bring peace to the Middle East, but films like Ajami provide a new context for understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Neda Video Wins Polk Award: Iran Protest Death Video First Anonymous Winner Of Journalism Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- The unnamed people who captured on video and made public the shooting death of an Iranian protester have been chosen to...

Iranian Protesters Should Be Time Magazine's "Persons of the Year 2009"

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Yasamin Beitollahi

If an innocent girl is shot halfway across the world, does she make a sound? Yes, and the whole world hears her.

Iran: Male Clerics Call for Justice While Female Parliamentarians Advocate for Discriminatory Laws Against Women

Sara Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sara Dehghan

In Iran, appointing loyal hardline females to ministries does not translate into women's equal rights. It is another cunning strategy by Ahmadinejad's government to fool the world.

The Unconstitutional Un-Islamic Republic of Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.

Mousavi Barred From Neda Graveside Memorial By Iranian Police

AP/Huffington Post | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police fired tear gas and beat anti-government protesters with batons to disperse thousands at a graveside memorial Thur...

Iran's Red Tulip Revolution

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.

The Basij Are Cordially Invited to Join the Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

Thanks to their new duties, which include increasingly violent and inhumane acts, reports of Basiji taking protesters up on their invitations to join the opposition movement are growing.

The Guest is God's Friend: The Detention of Iason Athanasiadis in Iran

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Tolan

Iason's detention is part a pattern of arrests and detentions of foreign reporters and Iranians working for Western news agencies.

Neda Agha Soltan: The Face of a Movement

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Madeleine M. Kunin

Neda Agha Soltan is the martyr, and her visage is the image, which may resurrect the dreams of so many women and men around the world for equal justice.

Michael Jackson and the Media (Hello! What Happened to Iran?)

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

The watershed image of loss for me of the past week was not the "King of Pop." It was the picture of Neda Agha Soltan looking squarely into the camera, for what may have been a passport photo.

Faces Of Iran

The Guardian | David Parkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There's a horrific irony that Neda Agha Soltan should become an icon of Iran's struggle in the same week a sensitive study of the Iranian female face ...