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The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than 7 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continen...
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
Embassy Row
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The Hermitage
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International Crisis Group
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United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...

News Releases

American-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi on hunger strike for past five days
2009-04-26
Reporters without Borders
Roxana Saberi, the young American-Iranian journalist who was sentenced to eight years in prison on a spying charge in Tehran on 18 April, has been on hunger strike for the past five days.
Appeal for donations for Iranian journalists who have fled abroad
2009-11-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is launching an appeal for financial support for Iranian journalists and bloggers, who find themselves utterly destitute as they search for a safe refuge.
As holder of EU presidency, Czech government urged to intercede on behalf of jailed bloggers and journalists
2009-01-07
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-FranA#ois Julliard wrote yesterday to Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek asking him to do everything possible to obtain the release of the 11 journa...
Blogger jailed for insulting leaders dies in Iran's Evin prison
2009-03-19
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an immediate investigation into the March 18 death of an Iranian blogger imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin prisonâ##.
Canada fanning flames of war by cutting diplomacy with Iran -- IJV
2012-09-14
Independent Jewish Voices
Canada should not cut diplomatic relations with Iran. It should help negotiate an end to the current crisis.
CPJ calls for Iranian president's intervention in Saberi case
2009-03-09
Committee to Protect Journalists
With an American journalist now in an Iranian jail for more than five weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists called for the charges against her to be made public and for the Iranian government to...
Free speech activist prevented from leaving Iran
2009-02-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iranian governmentâ##s decision to ban Abdolreza Tajik, a freelance journalist and staunch free speech activist, from leaving the country.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ Accuses Iran over Massive Attack on Media and Journalists
2009-07-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists warned that a massive attack on independent media in Iran which has seen the jailing of journalists and a continuing crackdown on free expression reveals th...
IFJ Demands End to Intimidation as Iran Shuts Journalists' Association
2009-08-07
International Federation of Journalistshttp://gateway.sources.com/newsrelea
International Federation of Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to end the campaign of intimidation of journalists in the country following closure of the Association of Journalists in Tehran who...
IFJ Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
IFJ Slams Iran over Jail Term for Leading Journalist
2010-09-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today accused Iranian authorities of a continuing and unrelenting campaign of intimidation against media after a court condemned leading journalist and auth...
In Iran, Roxana Saberi charged with espionage
2009-04-09
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that the Iranian government has charged Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi with espionage.
Iran: Appeal by European journalists for release of reporter Fariba Pajooh
2009-12-06
Sources News Releases
We journalists working for the media in Europe have united to ask for Fariba Pajooh#s immediate and unconditional release.
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
2009-06-17
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Iran must stop denying medical care to imprisoned journalists
2016-01-22
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the appalling conditions in which journalists are detained in Iran and calls on the authorities to stop denying them medical attention.
Iranian-American journalist gets eight years on spying charge
2009-04-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders â#ofirmly condemnsâ## the eight-year prison sentence which a Tehran revolutionary court passed on Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi on a charge of spying for the Unit...
Iranian regime accused of crimes against humanity
2010-01-20
Sources News Releases
Reporters Without Borders today accused the Iranian regime of #crimes against humanity# and urged the international community to speak out.
Iranian women's rights activists win first Reporters Without Borders netizen prize with support from Google
2010-03-15
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has awarded the first #Netizen Prize# to the Iranian women#s rights activists of the Change for Equality (www.we-change.org) website.
Islamic Republic urged to free all detained journalists and online activists
2015-04-10
Reporters Without Borders
In the wake of Iran's historic agreement with the United States on its nuclear programme, Reporters Without Borders calls on President Hassan Rouhani to keep another promise - the immediate release o...
Jewish group rejects call for military response to Iran
2012-09-25
Independent Jewish Voices
Confrontation with Iran should be defused via negotiations, not military confrontation.
Journalist Abdolreza Tajik, 2010 press freedom prize winner, is freed from prison
2010-12-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release on bail last evening of journalist Abdolreza Tajik, winner of the organisation’s 2010 press freedom award, after his family put up bail for a third...
Middle East & North Africa: Region performs poorly, Israel nose-dives
2009-10-22
Reporters without Borders
For the first time Israel is not at the head of the Middle Eastern countries in the press freedom index. By falling 47 places to 93rd position, it is now behind Kuwait (60th), United Arab Emirates (86...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
2009-11-06
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
2010-04-06
Sources
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
Professor Homa Hoodfar -- detained in Iran
2016-07-28
Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML)
On the arrest in Iran of renowned anthropologist and Concordia University Professor Homa Hoodfar.
Roxana Saberi finally freed
2009-05-12
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders hails todayâ##s release of Iranian-American journalist.
Roxana Saberi's family and lawyers under strong pressure from Iranian authorities
2009-05-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iranian government's attempts to intimidate Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, her family and her lawyers. Sentenced to 8 years in prison on a spying cha...
Support for lawsuit brought against Iranian government before Montreal court
2009-12-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is supporting the lawsuit which Stephan Hashemi has brought against the Islamic Republic of Iran before a Montreal court in an bid to obtain reparation for the detention, tor...
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
2009-10-23
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...
World press freedom groups call for Saberi's release
2009-04-24
Thirty-five members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) join CPJ and Reporters Without Borders in a letter to the head of Iran's judiciary calling for the release of imprisoned ...

Sources Select Resources

Blogger jailed for insulting leaders dies in Iran's Evin prison
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an immediate investigation into the March 18 death of an Iranian blogger imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin prisonâ##.
Citizen media takes the stage as protests continue in Iran
Tabar, Tania
Article
2009
Mennassat
Wth foreign media expelled from Iran, and local journalists being targeted, citizen journalists are becoming vital in covering the situation on the ground. MENASSAT interviewed Magda Abu-Fadil, Direct...
Connexions Library: Middle East Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
The Coup of Coups
Putting the Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Former TV Producer Mostafa Azizi Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
Article
2015
Global Voices
Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced Mostafa Azizi, a former Iranian television writer and producer imprisoned since February 1, 2015, to eight years in prison, according to his son, ...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
How Iran Used WikiLeaks to Attack a Human Rights Defender
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
Article
2015
Global Voices
In their latest attempt to discredit "terrorist" human rights defenders, Iran has accused and slandered Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, of accepting bribes. Th...
IFJ Accuses Iran over Massive Attack on Media and Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists warned that a massive attack on independent media in Iran which has seen the jailing of journalists and a continuing crackdown on free expression reveals th...
IFJ Demands End to Intimidation as Iran Shuts Journalists' Association
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalistshttp://gateway.sources.com/newsrelea
International Federation of Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to end the campaign of intimidation of journalists in the country following closure of the Association of Journalists in Tehran who...
IFJ Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
The Illusion of Debate
Consensus for the People that Matter
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
CounterPunch
A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in b...
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Iran: Book Censorship The Rule, Not The Exception
Sarkouhi, Faraj
Article
2007
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Censorship in Iran has intensified over the last two years, with many books appearing only in expunged versions, while others previously available have had subsequent print runs banned.
Iran must stop denying medical care to imprisoned journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the appalling conditions in which journalists are detained in Iran and calls on the authorities to stop denying them medical attention.
Iranian-American journalist gets eight years on spying charge
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders â#ofirmly condemnsâ## the eight-year prison sentence which a Tehran revolutionary court passed on Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi on a charge of spying for the Unit...
Iranian women's rights activists win first Reporters Without Borders netizen prize with support from Google
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has awarded the first #Netizen Prize# to the Iranian women#s rights activists of the Change for Equality (www.we-change.org) website.
Iranians Are Much Talked About on Sunday Morning TV, But Never Heard From
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
Over the last couple months, the Sunday morning TV shows -- NBC's Meet the Press, CBS's Face The Nation, ABC's This Week, Fox's News Sunday, and CNN's State of the Union -- have focused on a deal with...
Iranians Coordinate a Global Event to Support the Iranian Nuclear Deal
Alimardani, Mahsa
Article
2015
Global Voices
A group of ten to fifteen people dressed in Israeli Defence Force (IDF) t-shirts and waving Canadian, Israeli and IDF flags slowly encircled a large group of Iranians holding posters reading "#Support...
Iran's democracy in the eyes of the Arab world
Kawzally, Saseen
Article
2009
Menassat
The sentiments in the Arab world regarding Iran are often ridden with tense undertones, as the Shiite-Sunni dichotomy and the history of this division is never exempt from the political speech in the ...
Islamic Republic urged to free all detained journalists and online activists
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
In the wake of Iran's historic agreement with the United States on its nuclear programme, Reporters Without Borders calls on President Hassan Rouhani to keep another promise - the immediate release o...
The Make-Believe Crisis in Iran
More lies and Misinformation
Foy, Patrick
Article
2012
Counter Punch
The Iranian nuclear program scenario has been in place for years and is becoming tedious, but we now seem to have arrived at a new plateau of mass hysteria thanks to the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaig...
Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran
Pilger, John
Book
2009
Countercurrents
Iran's crime is its independence. Having thrown out the US's favourite tyrant, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Iran remains the only resource-rich Muslim state beyond US control. As only Israel has a 'right to exi...
Middle East & North Africa: Region performs poorly, Israel nose-dives
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
For the first time Israel is not at the head of the Middle Eastern countries in the press freedom index. By falling 47 places to 93rd position, it is now behind Kuwait (60th), United Arab Emirates (86...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Sources
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
Mossad contradicted Netanyahu on Iran nuclear programme
Jordan,Will;Radhakrishnan,Rahul
Article
2015
Al Jazeera
Spy cables reveal that Mossad concluded that Iran was not producing nuclear weapons, even though Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the UN the opposite.
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
Sanger, David E.
Article
2012
New York Times
On Atena Farghadani and the longstanding repression of artistic expression in Iran
Article 19
Article
2015
ifex
It all started with a harmless political cartoon posted on Facebook. What followed was extreme retaliation to say the least; imprisonment, and physical abuse. Unfortunately, this is not an extraordina...
The Organised Suppression of Kurdish Journalists in Iran
Goli, Ammar
Article
2015
It has been nearly 120 years since the first Kurdish newspaper, 'Kordestan' was published – a publication which did not in come into existence here in Kurdistan, but in exile in Egypt, its later life ...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Pentagon Trained Terrorists In Nevada To Use Against Iran
Ross, Sherwood
Article
2012
Countercurrents
The Pentagon trained members of the dissident Iranian terrorist group M.E.K. in Nevada starting in 2005, after which they returned to Iran and may have engaged in covert activities, investigative repo...
Professor Homa Hoodfar -- detained in Iran
Sources News Release
Article
2016
Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML)
On the arrest in Iran of renowned anthropologist and Concordia University Professor Homa Hoodfar.
The rise of humanism and secularism in Iran
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2005
Women's Liberation Iran
The backlash and opposition in Iran is at its essence strongly humanist, secularist and modern. You can see it clearly in the rational, popular, and spontaneous acts and the establishment of hundreds...
Roxana Saberi finally freed
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders hails todayâ##s release of Iranian-American journalist.
Russia's Fantasy "Stray Missiles," America's Real Ones
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Even to those who do not watch closely it has to be apparent that Washington's vast disinformation machine is finally out of control, seriously awry, or desperate.
Slavery in Iran
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A History of slavery in Iran during various ancient, medieval and modern periods is catalogued by archaeological and historical records.
Stones Aimed at Us
An Overview of the Discourse and Strategies of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign
Article
2010
Violence Is Not Our Culture / Shadi Sadr / Stop Stoning Forever
This report provides an overview of the discourses around stoning in Iran, and the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign.
Stoning in Muslim Contexts: A Mapping Report
Article
2012
Violence is Not our Culture / Justice for Iran
This report locates where the punishment of stoning still exists, either through judicial or extrajudicial methods.
Stuxnet and the Bomb
Benedict, Kennette
Article
2012
Bulletin of the Atmoic Scientists
Over the past decade, US experts have strenuously warned about the ominous possibility of other nations, rogue states, or even terrorist groups attacking US infrastructure through the Internet. As it ...
Stuxnet on the Loose
Security for the One Percent
Blunden, Bill
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Suspicions that the Stuxnet computer worm was indeed developed by the United States and Israel has once again exposed American exceptionalism. Espionage and sabotage are presented as intolerable crimi...
Stuxnet-Like Digital Attack on Iran Nuclear Talks May Have Come from Israel, Security Researchers Say
Alimardani, Mahsa
Article
2015
Global Voices
Moscow-based technical security company Kaspersky Lab last week revealed evidence of a new cyber attack on both its own network and those of several European hotels that hosted nuclear negotiations be...
They Found Nothing. Nothing.
The IAEA, Iran And ‘Fantasy Land’
Article
2011
Medialens
What is so breathtaking is that the apparent consensus on Iran, like the case against Iraq, is a fraud.
Unveiled
Art and Censorship in Iran
Boyle, Kevin et al.
Article
2006
Article 19
This report seeks to illustrate the manner in which artistic censorship in Iran is both shaped and shapes; to demonstrate where the focus of the conflict lies between the Islamic Republic of Iran and ...
US was 'key player in cyber-attacks on Iran's nuclear programme'
Obama reported to have approved bid to target Tehran's nuclear efforts
Beaumont, Peter; Hopkins, Peter
Article
2012
The Guardian
Fresh light is shed on the rapid development of US cyberwarfare capability and reveal its willingness to use cyber weapons offensively to achieve policies.
The Veil and Violence against Women in Islamist Societies
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2007
International Humanist and Ethical Union
The ongoing battle between the Islamic authorities and women over the veil clearly reveals why it has become a symbol like no other of the violence women face under Islam and why ‘improper’ or ‘bad’ v...
What Was Missing From Coverage of Netanyahu's Speech
Naureckas, Jim
Article
2015
FAIR
Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers – the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal a...
Who Should Bomb Iran First?
The Myth Of Left-Leaning Media Bias
Article
2007
Medialens
Mainstream media discussions of media balance are limited to a single question: Is the media too critical of powerful interests?
Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press
Documents Show NYT and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"
Porter, Gareth
Article
2010
CounterPunch
A key Wikileaks document which should have resulted in stories calling into question the thrust of the Obama administration's ballistic missile defense policy in Europe based on an alleged Iranian mis...
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...
World press freedom groups call for Saberi's release
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Thirty-five members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) join CPJ and Reporters Without Borders in a letter to the head of Iran's judiciary calling for the release of imprisoned ...

Sources Bookshelf

Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Press for Conversion #51
May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nafisi, Azar
Book
2003
Recovering Nonviolent History
Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles
Bartkowski, Maciej (ed.)
Book
2013
Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Media

The Iran Star
Canadian, Iranian and world news with entertainment features.
Iran TV Network (ITN)
Broadcasts programming from Iran Television Network and local Canadian content. ITN offers a variety of programming including dramas, news, movies and more.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Shahrvand
Regular features, current affairs, business news, sports, technology, entertainment, literature, interviews from Canada, Iran and internationally.


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