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Universities criticised for potentially “very dangerous” collaboration with Iranian University 

Researchers from the UK, the US, and Australia, collaborated with researchers at an Iranian university, which could potentially be “very dangerous” according to experts. The research focused on the use…

What are we facing in 2023?

This week’s publication is undoubtedly a celebration of women’s contribution to society, both throughout history and today. However, the edition should also remind us of the continued emphasis we must…

Don’t Bring Religion into the Iran protests

The despicable actions of the morality police and Iranian government are the result of misogyny being deep-rooted in their totalitarian creed. It is this creed that justifies terrorising ‘headscarf’ protesters.…

How Iranian Cinema Continues to Flourish Despite Government Crackdowns

Authoritarian governments have always feared the power of film and its creators. Iran is no exception. On the 14th of October 2022 director, Mani Haghighi’s passport was confiscated after he…

Hope still exists for Iran

CW: Mention of sexual assualt. A couple of weeks ago, Mahsa Amini was visiting Iran’s capital city, Tehran. Whilst there, she bumped into the Iranian state’s ‘morality police’ who took…

Salman Rushdie Stabbed At Literary Event

On August 12, the acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie was stabbed multiple times at a literary event in Chautauqua, New York by 24-year-old Hadi Matar. The attack appears to have been…

Iran’s Book Market Crisis

The Iranian book market is perishing as US sanctions hit home. Tehran’s nuclear programme has long been contested, and in 2022 the book-lovers of Iran are suffering the cultural consequences…

Johnson’s litany of failures

December saw the conclusion of Richard Ratcliffe’s 21-day hunger strike, camped outside Parliament to protest the continued detention of his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in Iran. A barely disguised hostage situation…