Interview with Dr. Mehrdad Darvishpour

Iran is facing a multi-faceted challenges that ignoring them would be considered wishful thinking. ...

My Life in Iran During Coronavirus

I came to Iran in April of last year. By now, my husband and I thought we’d be back home in the United States. But with Covid-19 ravaging the country and the rest of the world, our tickets have been canceled. ...

Iranian new year begins with a growing coronavirus crisis

Nowruz, or New Day, is the first day of the spring, and the first day of the Iranian New Year. It’s the time for turning over a new leaf and welcoming the season of bliss and blossoms into one’s spirit. But on the first day of this year’s spring, Iran is not in the news for any celebration. This year, the country’s name is synonymous with sadness as thousands contract COVID-19 and hundreds fall victim to it. ...

Interview with Hajir Attari

Coronavirus is a global crisis but like everything else Iran’s response has been unique. ...

Iran faces catastrophic death toll from coronavirus

Beyond China and Italy, Iran has been hardest hit by COVID-19 — but it could get a whole lot worse, thanks to a lack of international aid, government mismanagement and nobody knowing quite who's in charge. ...

Urgent Call for the Freedom of Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof facing Incerceration in Iran

The European Film Academy, The Cannes Film Festival, the Deutsche Filmakademie, the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, the Filmfest Hamburg, the IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands Film Fund and the Accademia del cinema italiano-Premi David di Donatello wish to express their deepest concern about the imminent incarceration of the Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof. ...

Iran Has Far More Coronavirus Cases Than It Is Letting On

The surprising number of Iranian government officials succumbing to COVID-19 offers a hint that the disease is far more widespread than the official statistics indicate. ...

Inspiring women – An Irishwoman’s Diary on International Women’s Day

I was 10 years old when my teenage brother defied me to “name one famous woman writer or artist”. I wept angry tears, and began drawing up a mental list of inspiring women. ...

Iran concealing coronavirus figures, blocking independent reporting

According to Iranian official reports today, the coronavirus epidemic has killed 15 people and infected a total of 95 in the Islamic Republic, which seems to be concealing information about the epidemic in line with China’s example. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Iran’s persecution of media outlets and journalists publishing independent information. ...

The tragedy of Flight 752

On January 8, with the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 just after takeoff from Tehran, Canada suffered a loss that was of a magnitude not experienced for many decades. Initially called an “aviation accident” by the Iranian authorities, it was subsequently revealed to be a missile attack that took the lives of 57 Canadians along with an additional 100 or so individuals who had ties to Canada. The country was in shock, grieving and angry. ...

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