The Fog of App Wars in Iran
Taxi drivers in Tehran recently found access to their clientele was being blocked because they were using a traffic and location app. But is the block on the Waze app really a bid by some of Iran's most powerful elite to corner the market on navigation apps?
Iran’s Persistent Attacks on BBC Persian Journalists
The Islamic Republic has made a habit of threatening and harassing BBC Persian journalists — up to 152 employees, former employees and contributors say they have been targeted. The BBC’s Persian Service is banned in Iran and BBC Persian staff and their families have routinely faced harassment and questioning from the authorities for years. But an August 2017 court order freezing journalists’ assets goes a step further. We talked to several journalists about their experiences.