This is a must-watch video with a lively discussion and Q&A debate. In particular, there is a part of the discussion where the greying line between journalism and activism is explored. I think this is a crucial part of the video. Journalism today is a form of activism, and activism includes journalism. This is a [...]
Video: Censorship and Power in Iran – Panel discussion featuring Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari and Joel Simon
When every single avenue of organization and communication is either controlled, completely blocked, or under attack by the state apparatus, one place where a form of organization can occur away from the eye of the state is within the realm of the inner, in individuals who witness the same things, the same injustices. Within individuals [...]
The Iranian and U.S. wrestling teams have provided both countries with a rare opportunity…
James Miller, manning the INN desk today while Dave Siavashi is on the road:
3 American pro Snowboarders journey to Iran to befriend the youth, discover their culture, and ride the uncharted Alborz mountains…
Feature: Hugs from Iran (Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times Chronicles his Road Trip through Iran)
“To me, Iran feels like other authoritarian countries I covered before they toppled.”
Iran, Israel and the United States: Our destinies need not be bound by political hatreds, fears, and squabblings
If you happen to have grown up in the west, you are certainly familiar with the horror that was the holocaust. You would know about how the Jews were singled out by the Nazis, how they were demonized, how Nazi propaganda dehumanized them, and ultimately you would know that millions of innocent Jews were killed. [...]
Special: Press-stream of Oscar Win for Best Foreign Language Film for Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’
Snippets of sentiment and buzz captured throughout the day, surrounding the first ever Iranian film to win an Oscar, an event that will go down in history as coming at just the right moment–a time when some politicians and media clamor for war.
Acknowledging Iran in the drowning din of media chatter
A few pictures from Iran, taken by ordinary people and posted to Instagram
Iran Feature: Former Detainee Sarah Shourd “The Plight of Iranians and 3 Decades of US Foreign Policy”
The incredible thing for me was that so many Iranians worldwide took the time to care about us despite the thousands of other political prisoners they have to worry about. “I’m an Iranian boy ashamed for what our government did to three American hikers,” another message on Facebook says. “I want you to know Iranian people are with you and against their own government. Iran’s regime is not chosen by Iranian people. They kill and torture us and we are all in a very big prison named Iran.”
Our partner, EAWorldView, has published a ground-breaking piece on Iran’s Supreme Leader. This is a must-read.
A historic day: The first post-Mubarak elections in Egypt
Journalist Mona Eltahawy’s harrowing ordeal – beating, sexual assault and arrest in Egypt – in her own words and tweets
“The past 12 hrs were painful and surreal but I know I got off much much easier than so many other Egyptians.”
Must Watch – The Stream – “Parazit: Voice of America or voice of the people?” – Two tweets from Iran News Now featured
This is a must watch show. Watch it and let us know what you think. The show raised many interesting questions. Stay tuned for an Iran News Now special, an in-depth look at the show and evaluation of the discussion, with viewpoints from Dave Siavashi.