Tuesday, January 31, 2023


People watch street performances in Tehran on sideline of intl. theatre festival

On the sixth day of the 41st edition of the Fajr International Theatre Festival, marking the 44th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, four street performances went on stage in the City Theatre of Tehran and elsewhere in the Iranian capital on Thursday.

Iranian legal scholar threatens to take Fars News Agency to court

An Iranian legal scholar and attorney who has been critical of death sentences given to those convicted of committing capital offenses during the recent protests and riots in Iran has threatened to file a lawsuit against a news agency for “defamation.”

Renowned Iranian actress, Alidousti, released from prison

Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti who was recently jailed for “supporting counter-revolutionary groups”, has been released on bail.

Barack Obama’s favorite movies of 2022 include Farhdai’s “A Hero”, Panahi’s “Hit the Road”

Former US President Barack Obama stuck to an annual tradition Friday, releasing a list of his favorites for the year of 2022, including movies. His list includes two films from the Iranian cinema: "A Hero" directed by Asghar Farhadi, and "Hit the Road" directed by Panah Panahi, the son of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jaafar Panahi.

Yalda Night shopping in Rasht, northern Iran

Yalda Night (Shab-e Yalda) or Chelle Night is one of the most ancient Iranian festivals celebrated each year on the winter solstice. On the last evening of Autumn, Iranian families get together to celebrate the occasion.

Iranian filmmakers gather outside Evin prison to get word on colleague Alidousti

A group of Iranian artists including actors, actresses and filmmakers have gathered outside Tehran's Evin prison to get word about famous actress Taraneh Alidousti who is held at the jail.

Famous Iranian actress arrested for anti-government comments

Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti has been arrested over her recent comments about the execution of a young man involved in the recent protests and deadly riots in Iran.

Colleagues slam Iranian actor for controversial anti-government comments on Instagram

A famous Iranian actor has strongly criticized Iran’s government officials after his controversial departure from the country.

Iran Tourism: Nations Art Museum

If you happen to be in the Iranian capital and like to enjoy seeing paintings dating back to more than 50 years ago, make sure to visit Mellat Palace Museum in northern Tehran.

Iran slams Europe’s “dual policies” on free speech after satellite attack on Press TV

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry slams a recent move by Europe’s leading satellite operator, Eutelsat, to take Iran’s Press TV news network off air, saying the attack brought to light the true face of fake advocates of free speech.

Cahiers du Cinéma names Iranian movie ‘Hit the Road’ as best first film of 2022

Cahiers du Cinéma magazine has chosen "Bazan Prize" for the Best First Film of the year to "Hit the Road" directed by Panah Panahi, the son of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jaafar Panahi.

Prominent Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi released on bail

Prominent Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi has been released, more than a week after she was detained over supporting the unrest and violent riots against the Iranian government.

Iranian actress released on bail

An Iranian actress arrested in connection with the recent unrest in the country has been released on bail.

Iran’s House of Cinema threatens strike if arrested members remain in custody

The Iranian House of Cinema has criticized the government for “frequently summoning and interrogating” its members on charges of supporting protests and riots in the country, threatening industrial action in case the trend fails to stop.

Iranian films win main awards in Tokyo Film Festival

The 35th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival has conferred its two main rewards to Iranian titles “World War Three” and “Butterflies Live Only One Day”.

Iranian photographer Tafreshi wins scientific imaging award

Iranian photographer Babak Tafreshi has been awarded by the Royal Photography Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations of its kind in the world.

Popular Iranian voice actor, TV presenter Jalal Maghami dies at 81

Former Iranian voice actor, actor and TV presenter Jalal Maghami has passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 81.

Iranian authorities give back famous singer’s passport

Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian’s passport has been reportedly given back to him.

Popular singer Shajarian cancels Europe tour amid protest mood in Iran

Acclaimed Iranian singer and vocalist Homayoun Shajarian says he has cancelled his tour of concerts in Europe, despite the removal of a temporary travel ban earlier placed on him.

IRIB chief: ‘Sabotage act’ that briefly disrupted TV news under investigation

The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) says an apparent hacking attack that briefly disrupted a live TV news bulletin earlier this week was an “act of sabotage” which needs meticulous technological investigation.

The case of Mahsa Amini under the spotlight of Iranian media

The death of Mahsa Amini and its repereussions, are still hitting the headlines in Iran. Official accounts say Miss Amini has died of a heart attack in police custody. Many reject this.

Report: IRNN playout hack caused Saturday night disruption in Iran TV news bulletin

Iran’s official IRNA news agency has quoted informed sources in the national radio and TV organization (IRIB) as saying that initial investigations show the Saturday night disruption in a live TV news bulletin was due to hacking of the News Network’s playout.

Repier: Iranian TV presenter removed over comments on the recent riots

The IRIB’s sports channel has resumed broadcasting its “Football 1” sports show, which is focused on the Iranian premier league’s matches, after a two-week pause, but with a new presenter.

Daily: Internet restrictions in Iran inflict huge losses on businesses, economy

The Iranian government’s restricting Internet access in the country has drawn extensive criticism as the measure has inflicted huge losses on numerous businesses.

Iranian television channels disrupted for seconds

According to Tasnim News Agency, Iran’s Channel 1 and IRINN network were hacked on air for a few seconds on Saturday night with a news bulletin interrupted by anti-revolutionary operatives.

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