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The face-off continues between the hard-line Islamist regime and protesters who resent the allegedly fraudulent results of Iran's presidential election on Friday, June 12. The death toll may be as high as 150, and hundreds have been injured as the world awaits the outcome of a domestic conflict that could quickly explode -- or alternatively be quashed.

Voices of Iran

Iran’s student day vigils turn into regime change rallies

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Iran’s student day vigils turn into regime change rallies

Every year, December 7 commemorates the three students killed by police during protests against a 1953 visit by then-U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon. Amateur videos culled from YouTube show that this year's events transformed into demonstrations opposing the Iranian government. Watch footage from some of the country's largest anti-government rallies since July.

Posted: December 8, 2009 17:53   Comments: 3
Iran’s growing middle class presses for political change

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Iran’s growing middle class presses for political change

As protests continue in Iran today, Vali Nasr joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the role of that country's rising middle class in the political process. Nasr, a professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, argues that the protests reflect the aspirations of Iran's educated young people.

Posted: December 7, 2009 17:11   Comments: 1
Afghan immigrants find refuge in oil-rich Iran

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Afghan immigrants find refuge in oil-rich Iran

As the world's second largest oil producer, Iran has become a model of stability in the region. It is estimated that approximately 3 million Afghan immigrants in Iran are doing low-skill labor. Richard O'Regan reports from Tehran.

Posted: October 19, 2009 17:27   Comments: 5
Amid Iran nuclear talks, don’t forget human rights

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Amid Iran nuclear talks, don’t forget human rights

In addition to holding the Iranian government accountable for its nuclear ambitions, writes Worldfocus contributor Dwight Bashir, the P5+1 should use its new platform to raise substantive human rights issues -- and not just behind closed doors.

Posted: October 5, 2009 10:42   Comments: 4
Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

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Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.

Posted: October 2, 2009 14:16   Comments: 1
From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

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From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

Iranian film scholar Negar Mottahedeh discusses the evolution of Iranian cinema and the impact of the 1979 revolution on the industry. Watch two video clips, one from the early days of Iranian film and the other a modern comedy.

Posted: September 30, 2009 17:53   Comments: 0
Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

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Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

Pop culture is thriving in Iran, from music and movies to poetry and books. Iranian authorities do all they can to control what Iranian citizens see and hear. But technology is making that virtually impossible.

Posted: September 30, 2009 14:03   Comments: 7
Iran expects “free and open” nuclear talks with West

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Iran expects “free and open” nuclear talks with West

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Barack Obama said Iran and North Korea must be held accountable for their nuclear programs. Mansour Farhang discusses the upcoming nuclear talks between the West and Iran.

Posted: September 23, 2009 14:11   Comments: 7
Harsh words from Iranian president as protesters rally

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Harsh words from Iranian president as protesters rally

Amid protests on Friday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made some harsh comments about Israel and the West. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the state of the protest movement in Iran. Do you think the Obama administration is making a mistake by engaging Ahmadinejad? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 18, 2009 09:45   Comments: 42
Women hold the keys to Iran’s future

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Women hold the keys to Iran’s future

Producer Richard O'Regan ventured to Iran for Worldfocus and describes his impressions of the changing role of women in Iranian society.

Posted: September 9, 2009 09:30   Comments: 4
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