Night Letters

A Blog Written By Roozbeh Mirebrahimi

“The U.S. Is Still Iran’s Great Satan”

I have been quoted in Friday’s issue of the Wall Street Journal. This is the part of the article that I am in it: Some Iran observers argue that the … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

From Safety of New York, Reporting on Distant Home /NYT

Roozbeh Mirebrahimi, another alumnus of the CUNY program, worked for 10 years as a reporter and editor in Iran and was among the first journalists there to blog. In 2004 … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Tehran’s Hard-Line Prosecutor Moved To State Role, But Little Changes

By Golnaz Esfandiari ran’s judiciary chief has named hard-line Tehran prosecutor Said Mortazavi — the man behind mass trials of post-election detainees — deputy prosecutor general. Officially the move is a … Continue reading

August 31, 2009 · Leave a comment

Iran: Four Journalists Sentenced to Prison, Floggings

  Four Years After Arrests, No Public Investigation of Abuse Allegations (New York, February 10, 2009) – The sentencing of four Tehran bloggers by Iran’s Judiciary Court on February 3, 2009, to … Continue reading

February 10, 2009 · 1 Comment

8.5 Years Prison, 124 Lashes!‎

  Interview with Convicted Bloggers – 2009.02.09 Roozonline:  A criminal court in Tehran sentenced 4 bloggers to a total of 8.5 years of prison terms ‎and 124 lashes. Bloggers Javad … Continue reading

February 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

Two Years Imprisonment And 84 Lashes

On Wednesday February 4 , 2009 a division of court in Tehran (# 1059) sentenced four journalists and bloggers to eight and a half years imprisonment and 124 lashes. Four … Continue reading

February 8, 2009 · Leave a comment

Iran: Radio Farda-On Journalists’ Day, Little To Celebrate

By Saeedeh Hashemi (RFE/RL) August 21, 2007 (RFE/RL) — Iran celebrated Journalists’ Day last week, but many journalists believe there is little to celebrate. On August 10, the front pages … Continue reading

August 12, 2007 · 3 Comments

Young Iranians confront the collapse of the reform movement.

FUGITIVES By LAURA SECOR , New Yorker Magazine , Issue of 2005-11-21 Posted 2005-11-14 One afternoon in June, three days before Iran’s Presidential elections, thousands of young reformists gathered in Tehran … Continue reading

November 21, 2005 · Leave a comment


BY NAZILA FATHI,NYTIMES  January 16, 2005 Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a vice president of Iran until his resignation last fall in protest against the new hard-line Parliament, is that rare reformist … Continue reading

January 16, 2005 · Leave a comment

Iranian hard-liners’ grip tight as reformists regroup

By Nicholas Birch -The Christian Science Monitor, August 13, 2003 TEHRAN – Amir Mohebbian, a columnist for the conservative Iranian daily Resalat, has little trouble summing up the state of his … Continue reading

August 13, 2003 · 2 Comments

Rise of Iraq’s Shiites could pose threat to Iran’s clerical rulers

By Nicholas Birch, The Christian Science Monitor, August 12, 2003 TEHRAN, IRAN – Well before the first bomb dropped on Baghdad, Western analysts worried that liberation from Saddam Hussein’s Sunni-based tyranny could … Continue reading

August 12, 2003 · Leave a comment

Iran: The Long Wait for Change

By Nicholas Birch, The Irish Times (centrist), Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 6, 2003 From the October 2003 issue of World Press Review (VOL. 50, No. 10) It’s not easy getting people … Continue reading

August 6, 2003 · Leave a comment


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