Nasrin Alavi | The Sun Magazine

Nasrin Alavi

Nasrin Alavi is a journalist who grew up in Iran. She has studied and taught engineering in Britain and the U.S., and currently lives in London.

— From April 2006
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, honest self-expression carries a heavy price. Over the last six years, as many as a hundred print publications, including forty-one daily newspapers, have been closed by Iran’s hard-line judiciary. In April 2003 the Islamic Republic became the first government to take direct action against bloggers. Many more bloggers and online journalists have been arrested or intimidated since.

April 2006
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