Category : Iran

#IndexAwards2018: Open Stadiums challenges Iran’s restrictions on women

alt informationThese anonymous women are fighting against the restrictions on Iranian women's use of public spaces, including stadiums.

#IndexAwards2010: Mahsa Vahdat, Freemuse Award for Music

alt informationSince winning the Freemuse Award for Music in 2010, Mahsa Vahdat has continued to use her music to fight for freedom of expression for the women of Iran.

#IndexAwards2017: Jensiat illustrates cyber security and sexuality in Iran

alt informationWith public sexual health awareness low, the three people behind Jensiat, an online graphic novel, saw an opportunity to link the issue with cyber security

Global heroes battling censorship announced in Index Freedom of Expression Awards shortlist

alt informationSixteen courageous individuals and organisations who fight for freedom of expression in every part of the world

6 May: Tehran Book Fair, Uncensored

alt informationJoin the uncensored edition of the Tehran Book Fair, featuring books from independent Iranian publishers and a talk on censorship in the Middle East

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

alt informationSome of the worst countries for religious freedom are Burma, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China, Eritrea, Iran

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

alt informationThreats against freedom of expression come in all shapes and sizes. We need to stand up to the bullies together.

5 June: Rosewater film screening + Q&A with Maziar Bahari

alt informationThis film screening, at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, will be followed by a discussion exploring the threats to, and limits of, our right to freedom of expression

The godfather of Iranian hip-hop wants grassroots change

alt informationBeing a hip-hop artist in a country where the genre is banned comes with many challenges Iranian rapper Hichkas explains. Mari Shibata reports

Iran: Rouhani’s insistence on faster internet has staying power

alt informationWhile previous moves toward more openness in Iran have faltered, President Rouhani's call for faster connection speeds for internet users has carved out common ground with the country's supreme leader. Azadeh Moaveni writes

Group of death: The worst World Cup countries for free expression

alt informationIndex has looked at the countries taking part in arguably the biggest show on earth, and put together our own group of death -- the freedom of expression edition

11 countries where you should think twice about insulting someone

alt informationInsult laws can be very easily manipulated by those in positions of power to shut down and punish criticism