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IWPR's Iran Program seeks to empower Iranian civil society through media, network-building, and advocacy. The Mianeh School of Journalism and the Zannegaar Journal for Women's Studies develop Iranians' abilities, improve free access to information, and build networks among civic actors. The programme arises out of the needs of the stakeholders, and is founded on a belief that sharing knowledge and best practices in citizen journalism will raise the capacity of Iranian civil society, thus contributing to laying the foundations for future democracy in Iran.


Mianeh School of Journalism - mianehschool.net

The Mianeh School of Journalism seeks to build the skills of Iranian journalists working in a range of fields.

The journalist's trade is fast evolving as technology advances and becomes more accessible. Mianeh embraces technical evolution through its web-based structure, and will provide training in both traditional reporting and new media for up-and-coming journalists.

Consisting of a carefully designed series of theoretical and practical courses, the training programme is tailored to fit the needs of Iranian journalists. As they progress, students acquire the information and skills they will need to work as professional journalists. The courses are designed and taught by a team of journalists who are active in their respective fields.

All students complete a final multimedia project, enabling them to put the theoretical framework they have acquired into practice, with mentorship from the instructors.


Zannegaar - Women's Studies Journal - zannegaar.net

Zannegaar is a thematic monthly online journal on women's and gender studies which serves as a platform for the community of Iranian feminist academics and advocates.

Little feminist literature written in Persian has been available to Iranians. The Zannegaar journal blazes a trail by identifying and translating the latest research coming out of the international community of feminist scholars.

For copyright reasons, Zannegaar cannot carry English versions of its content. Instead, the English-language page has a brief introduction to each of the issues covered, plus citations of original articles.

2 Feb 11
Populist action and calls for grassroots democracy across Middle East viewed as opportunity, not threat.
The skilift at Tochal, just outside Tehran, takes 40 minutes from the base to the top. (Photo: Shahrzad Miri)
Shahrzad Miri
28 Jan 11
Winter sports the ultimate in cool for Iranians who can afford it.
Nima Tamaddon
20 Jan 11
19 Jan 11
Islamic Iran has no history of big protests over economic problems, and no consensus on who is really to blame.
The presidents of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakstan, Russia and Turkmenistan (from left to right) meeting in Baku on November 18 to discuss a sea they all share but cannot agree on. (Photo: Arman Teymoor)
Ebrahim Gilani
17 Dec 10
As former Soviet neighbours carve out oilfields for themselves, Iranian leaders face near-impossible task of finding deal that satisfies both other states and their own people.
Santa Claus walks the streets of Tehran. (Photo: Babak Borzouyeh, Mehr News Agency)
IWPR contributors
17 Dec 10
Christmas decorations enjoyed by more than just the Christian minority.
Yalda night celebrations bring together family members all across Iran. (Photo: Hassan Ghaedi, Fars News Agency)
16 Dec 10
Yalda originally celebrated sun's rebirth but now just festive social occasion.
Khadijeh Azadpour, who won a gold medal in martial art wushu at the Asian Games in November. (Photo: Mehdi Marizad, Fars News Agency)
IWPR contributors
10 Dec 10
Female athletes shine at Asian games despite ayatollah anger back home.
Smiles as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on a trip to Riyadh in 2007 (Photo: Arman Teymour, Fars News
Agency)
9 Dec 10
Official response to reported Arab calls for attack on Iran focuses on portraying WikiLeaks as misinformation.

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