Iran election'S ARCHIVE

  • Read our own Solmaz Sharif’s article on CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists):: After eight hellish years for Iran’s journalists under outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the election of Hassan Rouhani was welcomed with hope for a better future. Read more.

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  • Read our own Solmaz Sharif’s story on Women’s eNews: That’s because he didn’t face any. In this interview, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi explains how Iranian women keep registering as presidential candidates to protest the Guardian Council’s decision to disqualify women for not meeting its definition of “rejal.” Read more.

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  • Read our own Laura Secor’s story on The New Yorker: Last year, when I travelled to Iran for the parliamentary elections, a question I brought with me was whether there was a debate over the direction of Iranian foreign policy within the Islamic Republic’s inner circle. Read more.

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  • Read our own Laura Secor’s story on The New Yorker: The ebbing of Presidential power in Iran is one of many indicators of worsening repression under the hand of the Supreme Leader. Iran leads the world in the imprisonment of journalists; opposition leaders languish under house arrest; and even the once powerful former President Hashemi […]

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