Listen to the full interview by Sam Razi of the Director of Desert Dancer, Richard Raymond, here: Sam Razi’s Twitter: @samrazi Richard Raymond’s Twitter: @richieraymond
INN Special: Interview and Conversation with Richard Raymond, Director of Desert Dancer, in Theatres April 10
A brave new documentary by the fantastic team at NBC News. Here is a preview posted to YouTube by Ann Curry.
Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and Iran President Hassan Rouhani Exchange Tweets on Net Freedom in Iran
Twitter has completely changed the way people of influence communicate with each and with their audiences, in conversations that take place in real-time for the world to witness. But this fact doesn’t dull the wonder of it all. Last week we saw the Twitter accounts of Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, and the White House [...]
The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be done in a vacuum.
In case you missed it, a great program from the team at Al Jazeera’s The Stream. The topic of Internet access in Iran is a fascinating and important one. With the upcoming presidential election, Internet access in Iran has become extremely slow, and potentially perilous. This one is a must watch (and it even features [...]
Video: Censorship and Power in Iran – Panel discussion featuring Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari and Joel Simon
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 [...]
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.”