Summary: Iranian news sources speaking out against Iran are the epitome of non-conformity. Take a look at one that I just came across!
In a previous post I introduced what I hope will become a series on this site: News from the Non-Comformist Media. In this installment I highlight a news source that is the epitome of non-conformity, Rooz online, published by Iranians about Iran. I don’t know where it’s located, but I suspect it’s not Iran, because most (if not all) Iranian internet sites in Iran are filtered, harassed, and punished to death.
What's interesting about many of these sites is that they need only to report what's going on to be considered anti-government.
Here are a few highlights from yesterday’s English translation of Rooz online.
- Farah Karimi opines here that the least of the Iranian government's interests is human rights.
- This special report tells of the warnings all Iranian news media have received that they must conform their reporting on the United States to official government policy.
- In a news report that would be funny if the first part weren’t true, we learn that President Ahmadinejad has had several cell phone users arrested who have sent text messages that are disrespectful of government policy, including one that accuses him of not bathing often enough.