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Archive for May 2013

May 27, 20215 months ago

Internet Dictatorship; Iranian Solution?

 

The critical media often consider Internet and the Internet freedom as one of the examples of violations of freedom of speech in Iran. The fact is that Internet in Iran like many other countries is restricted in the form of “blacklist sites” and in critical conditions such as elections period, internet speed slows down.

Two points about the limitations of the Internet has never been covered by the world media which may » Read more

May 20, 20215 months ago

“The Past” by Iranian Oscar winning director

Iranian Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi premiered a drama called “The Past” at Cannes on Friday.

The Past picks up many of the family themes and the taut drama of the Tehran-based A Separation, which saw Farhadi scoop the Academy Award for best foreign-language film last year.

Farhadi said his decision to set his movie in France this time was for the sake of the story, not because of any restriction on artists at home.

“I can work for years outside Iran but I do remain a very Iranian director. Of course the set may change but I don’t change,” Farhadi told reporters.

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May 14, 20215 months ago

Iran’s elections are more democratic or that of U.S?

The U.S. officials and media have long accused Iran of holding undemocratic elections. However, the characteristics of numerous elections in Iran during past three decades and its comparison with similar elections in U.S show that Iran’s elections are not only democratic, but also are even more democratic than that of U.S in some ways.

On the eve of presidential elections in Iran, we’re going to do a comparison between Iran and U.S elections.

This comparison helps to gain a better understanding of the Iranian elections and to indicate that contrary to claims by U.S. officials, Iran’s elections are held in a democratic and fair environment.

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May 6, 20215 months ago

The New Persian Kitchen: A Journey to Iran

“I LAHV YOU too mahch,” said the glamorous woman with the clinking bangles. She was my dad’s sister, my Aunt Mansoureh—known to all as Mali—and she beamed as she hugged me for the umpteenth time since she had arrived in Philadelphia from Iran. Because she barely spoke English and I didn’t speak Persian, we communicated with smiles. In the kitchen, the scents of freshly cut dill, caramelized onions and steeping saffron mingled into a spicy perfume. It was the late ’70s, before the 1979 Islamic revolution, and I was getting my first real taste of Persian culture. I was not yet 10 years old.

My dad had come to America in 1961, fresh out of medical school in Tehran, to do his residency at a hospital in Philadelphia. Leaving » Read more

May 2, 20216 months ago

Reza Kahlili Makes a Gaff on Iranian President

Reza Kahlili[1], a self-proclaimed former CIA, recently published an article in WND.com  claiming that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested and held for seven hours on Monday by the Revolutionary Guard and warned to keep his mouth shut about matters detrimental to the Islamic regime before he was released.

According to WMD, Ahmadinejad was allegedly told to back down with claims that the regime defrauded voters at the last general election and allegations of fraud against political rivals.

His alleged arrest came hours after a news outlet (Baztab news) reported that Ahmadinejad had threatened to release tapes proving » Read more