Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Iran: A female blogger arrested

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Parastoo Dokouhaki, Iranian blogger and journalist, is arrested by Iranian authorities. She writes in her blog “Zan-Nevesht“.

Iran:Jailed Cleric and Blogger on Hunger Strike

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Iran is not a paradise for all clerics. Mohammad Sadegh (Arash) Honarvar Shojayi, a cleric and a blogger is one who is currently sharing the pain of imprisonment for his ideas and writings along with many other prisoners. He has…

Blogger may face charge of ‘Waging War Against God’

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Iranian blogger, Mohammad Reza Pour Shajari, a jailed blogger , may face charge of ‘Waging War Against God’ (moharebeh). He has been in jail for more than a year. He used to write in his blog, Iran Land’s Report where…

A blogger is in danger

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Hossein Maleki Ronaghi, Iranian jailed blogger, was beaten up in prison. His family was warned not to give any interview.

Iranian Blogger Freed After 25-Day Hunger Strike

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Dr. Mehdi Khazali, a blogger, publisher and son of a leading conservative cleric and former Council of Guardians member, Ayatollah Khazali, was released on bail from prison last week. Read more here.

Iranian blogger sentenced to 17 months of prison

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Peyman Roshan Zamir, a blogger and political activist from southern city Ahwaz was sentenced to 17 months of prison. He was accused of insulting Islamic republic’s Leader and propaganda against regime.

Plight of seven detained netizens in Iran

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Exactly one year after seven young netizens were arrested in a series of raids by intelligence ministry agents, Reporters Without Borders is reiterating the call for their release that it made in a letter on 23 February to United Nations…

Save Hossein Rongahi,Iranian blogger

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Hossein Rongahi’s father says that his son’s life is in danger. Hossein is a jailed blogger who needs urgent medical care. He was sentenced to 15 years of prison. Read more here.

Life of an Iraqi blogger

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

This post is contributed by Wamith Al-Kassab, a blogger at Iraqi Streets and Mideast Youth.
In the summer of 2008, I survived an assassination attempt in Iraq. My “crime” was that I am “an enemy of God,” a promoter of…

Guest Post: Who are we? Individuals, citizens, journalists or all three?

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

-Hisham Wyne-
“Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859.

But sovereign are we, over our blogs and the contents and comments therein?

We are bloggers. We want freedom. But…