Iran

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“One Has to Do All One Can for Human Rights”

November 19, 2011

In this interview with Arseh Sevom, Antonia Bertschinger tells us of her work at the Swiss section of Amnesty International. She tells us how she came to be involved with human rights work. Bertschinger came to the work via her interest in… Read more

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Berlin, Bam, New Media, and Transnational Networks

March 10, 2011

In the second of their two contributions, Halleh Ghorashi and Kees Boersma present on overview of Iranian diaspora networks and the changes that occurred with the rise of a nascent civil society in Iran, the 2003 Nobel award to Shirin Ebadi, and the… Read more

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As Strong as Our Signal

March 24, 2011

Human rights activist Mana Mostatabi takes a look at the ways in which new media is transforming activism. She asks hard questions about just how effective “clicktivism can be when trying to take action for positive changes. What happens to those… Read more

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Let’s Beef Up and Meet Up

March 11, 2011

Blogger, writer, and researcher Hamid Tehrani challenges Iranian activists to continually challenge their ways of working in the virtual sphere. It’s time to come up with new concepts for using the digital world, he tells us. Let’s Beef Up and… Read more

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From a Beep to a Whisper

March 10, 2011

Journalist Nazila Fathi, reminds us all of those heady days after the 2009 elections when millions took to the streets in Tehran and other cities in Iran to protest the announced results. From a Beep to a Whisper by Nazila Fathi It was on a… Read more

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