From the Wires
Magazine About Daily Life in Iran
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 7, 2013 08:18 AM
HILVERSUM, the Netherlands, January 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- International curiosity for Iranian human-interest stories
- Stories ranging from the difficulties of logging-on in Tehran to the experiences of an Iranian environmentalist
The third edition of the Iran. magazine is out now. It features descriptions of daily life in the country written by independent female journalists living at home and abroad.
Text is in both Farsi and English. The third edition features an extraordinary poem by Forugh Farrokhzad, as well as stories about a country that for many people remains a mystery. Subjects include the life of an Iranian student, the film Iranian Taboo, and a letter written by European parliamentarian Marietje Schaake to Nasrin Sotoudeh, winner of the prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. There are also stories about an Iranian woman's ascent of Mount Everest, about Facebook and other aspects of the internet in Iran, about the challenges faced by an Iranian environmentalist, and much more.
Research conducted by Shahrzad News indicates that Iran. is read both inside and outside the country. For those outside, the magazine presents a unique opportunity to bypass the country's censors and find out what is happening there. For those within its borders, the magazine is an eye-opener, discussing as it does subjects that are usually avoided. Iranian Taboo, a film about the persecution of the Bahai community, is a typical example.
Following its earlier success with Iran., Shahrzad News is continuing to produce the magazine once a year, thus bringing relevant information to a large audience. The last edition was sold in bookshops in over two hundred cities in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. People in Iran also received the magazine. The third edition will also be distributed internationally, on sale at many outlets including the British newsagent chain W.H. Smith.
Iran.'s publisher Shahrzad News is a news organization that gives a voice to Iranian women in the media. Since 2006 their journalists have been disseminating information via the bilingual websites http://www.shahrzadnews.org and http://www.iranpost.nl.
Note for editors (for publication): For more information about Iran., contact managing-editor Mina Saadadi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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