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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.

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Nima Tamaddon
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Government says it fears seismic shifts, but are they geological or political?
Jafar Farshian
5 Jul 10
Over-reliance on activists and pundits means western editors often get it wrong.
Teenager on the march at a major gathering in Isfahan, held each November during Basij Week. November 2009. (Photo: Hosein Fatemi)
IWPR contributors
30 Jun 10
Images of adolescent paramilitaries from the Basij movement.
Both sexes are taught how to fire a Kalashnikov. August 2007. (Photo: Javad Moghimi)
30 Jun 10
Basij movement hopes to catch children at early age and train them up for “army of 20 million”.
Zoroastrian women wearing typically colourful traditional dress. (Photo: Hasan Sarbakhshian)
Hasan Sarbakhshian
30 Jun 10
Images of the Zoroastrian community, whose complex beliefs predate Islam and Christianity.
Aran Maskoot
22 Jun 10
Images of civilians left disabled by the Iran-Iraq conflict.
A young girl in Tehran’s Azadi Street as campaigning reaches its climax two days before the presidential election of June 12, 2009. She holds a placard reading, “Mum and Dad! If lying is bad, why does the president lie?” – a reference to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s campaign speeches. (Photo: Javad Montazeri)
16 Jun 10
Placards replaced vocal protests in last year's post-election demonstrations.
Women with "bad hejab" face fines of up to 1,300 dollars. (Photo: Abolfazl Salmanzadeh)
Rasa Sowlat
16 Jun 10
Morality police back with a vengeance after apparent respite.
Riot police practice in anticipation of protests on the anniversary of the 2009 disputed election. (Photo: Borna News Agency)
Yasaman Baji
14 Jun 10
Demonstrations scattered across Tehran and largely silent, but police still have their work cut out to contain them.
Judge Abolghasem Salavati presiding over one of the post-election trials of 2009. (Photo: Hassan Ghaedi)
Omid Memarian
9 Jun 10
Abolghasem Salavat, dubbed “Judge of Death”, and two colleagues have presided over most political trials since last year’s unrest.

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