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Iran’s oldest journalist dies at 107

Iran’s oldest journalist has died at the age of 107. Hossein Amini was born in 1914 in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali.

Edward Snowden posts new Farsi tweet

Former US whistleblower Edward Snowden says in a new Farsi tweet he underestimated Persian Twitter.

“Decision to Cut off Instagram not up to Communications Ministry”

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour has said cutting access to Instagram is not within the authority of the ministry. Zarepour was responding to a question about the possibility of banning the photo and video sharing social networking service.

Iranian journalist dies from COVID-19

Elmira Manshadi, a journalist with the Iranian daily Shahrara, has died from the coronavirus.

Iran Warns Google over Removal of Iranian Apps

Iran’s National Cyberspace Center has condemned Google’s removal of some Iranian applications, saying the country will take action if the search engine fails to stop its anti-Iran moves.

Why Is Iran’s State TV Presenting Fake, Embellished Image of Taliban?

A veteran Iranian journalist has criticised the picture that the country’s state TV is portraying of the Taliban saying what is being mirrored of the group is not the fact because these "terrorists" will forget all their promises when they come to power.

Iran Parliament’s Internet Restriction Bill Sparks Harsh Reactions

The Iranian Parliament, dominated by conservative lawmakers, has decided to refer a controversial Internet restriction plan to an internal commission in preparation for the approval of the bill which would block Iranians from major social media websites.

All Iranian Citizens Connected to Internet: Minister

The Iranian minister of information and communications technology says almost all Iranians across the nation are linked to the Internet network.

Iran Arrests Chinese National for Releasing Private Pictures of Iranian Girls

A Chinese national has been apprehended for releasing private pictures of Iranian girls he met in the country without their consent.

Iranian Literary Circles Thriving on Clubhouse

Literary and book-reading sessions have become part of the rooms of the social platform Clubhouse these days while they had mostly been closed down in recent years due to different reasons.