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Death Sentence for “Insulting the Prophet” on Facebook!



An iranian facebook activist ( ‪#‎Soheil‬Arabi) is convicted to death penalty by hanging because he wrote a post criticising Mohammad, the prophet of ISISlam!



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About me

I hold an MA in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and a BSc in Persian-English Translations from the University of Payamnour, Tehran, Iran.  My MA thesis concerns the role of Social Media in general and Facebook in particular in education and integration of refugees in the Netherlands.  The title of my thesis is "Ethnographic Study of Facebook Usage among the Persian and Arabic Speaking Refugees and Asylum seekers in Asylum Center in Utrecht"  I have served on the website and social media editorial boards and am a frequent contributor to several journals. Currently, I am holding the position of Editor in Chief at IranGids.nl which is a multi-language website focusing on Iranian Tourist attractions.  My research areas include (but not limited to) Social Movements, Fandom, Transmedia, Pedagogy, Social Capital and Ethnic Media.  My most current research focuses on “The Iranian Zoroastrians Representation in New Media”. 

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Unbelivable. The Zoroastrian community is deprieved of all its rights in Iran

Sepanta Niknam was the only non-Muslim elected to the council in May.
A Zoroastrian city councilor in Iran has been suspended from his position,  highlighting an emerging battle over the rights of the country's religious minorities to run for office.
https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-zoroastrian-suspended-city-council/28783013.html

Arranged marriage

Arash Sameti: Colonel Amiri insists to be called colonel by friends and family. Many still does not know his first name and just use the term Colonel to refer tohim. Retired about 8 years ago from Iranian Armed forces, he works as a consoler for a private company. He lived with his wife and two daughters in a military compound before he retires. Recently the Amiri`s Family has under gone a huge cultural dilemma when the youngest daughter of the family, Mona told her parents that she has met someone on the internet who has proposed to her. "It was totally un acceptable for my parents, since they have traditional view towards the marriage." says Mona.  Mona is a graduate student of political science and a successful researcher in school. she mentions," I was mainly focused on my studies and researches and at the side I was studying English." Therefore as recommended by her English tutor, she joined a group of online Iranian students who exercised English using chat. S…