Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Detained Bloggers

BBC News, Australian and British bloggers held in Iran named
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US Sanctions Bite Iran

Mahsa Alimardani, Motherboard, Vice, Stuxnet, American Sanctions, and Cyberwar Are Legitimizing Iranian Internet Controls
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Iran Attorney Sentenced

Radio Farda, Attorney, Rights Defender Sentenced To 30 Years, Flogging In Iran Discover More…

Iran Net Influencers

NHK, Changes in Iran 40 years after the revolution
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BBC: Fatwa series

BBC, Fatwa Series on Radio 4. Discover More…

Iran's 'Revolution Babies'

AP/Daily Mail, Iran's 'revolution babies' weigh their progress since 1979, 7 Feb 2019
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'The Unlikely Connection Between Trump and Ayatollah Khomeini'

Philip Kowalski,, The Unlikely Connection Between Trump and Ayatollah Khomeini
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Social Media Activist Jailed

RFE/RL, Iranian Activist Jailed, Allegedly Beaten, After Complaining Of Forced Confession
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Les Mis in Iran

AFP/i24News, Broadway hits Iran with unique take on 'Les Miserables', navigating religious taboos
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KSA Iran Hajj Deal

Reuters/IFP, Iran, Saudi Arabia 'sign deal' for 2019 Hajj season
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Iran Social Media Activist Dies on Hunger Strike

BBC News, Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike
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Protesting Hijab in Iran

BBC News, The Iranian trailblazer who removed her headscarf, 7 Dec 2018

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Iran Messaging Apps Policies

Radio Farda, Iran To Tighten Grip On Cyberspace, Messaging Apps, 6 Dec 2018 Discover More…

Iran 'disinformation' report

Reuters, Special Report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world, 30 Nov 2018
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Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy

Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid, Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy, Brookings
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Ahmedinejad quotes Tupac

Twitter in a stir after Ahmedinejad quotes Tupac. Discover More…

#TrollTracker, #TrollTracker: Twitter Troll Farm Archives. Part ThreeAssessing an covert Iranian social media influence campaign

French police raid Centre Zahra France

Daily Star (Lebanon), French police raid Shiite center in counterterror swoop, 3 Oct 2018

"One Zahra France official cited in the order to freeze funds, Yahia Gouasmi, 68, told CNews TV channel that the weapons were solely “for the security of the center” and mainly belonged to Zahra France’s security detail.

"“Everything is false,” said Jamel Tahiri, 43, also among the four whose funds were being frozen.

"“We’re transparent. Everything is on internet.”"
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