The Ban on Telegram
Iran’s judiciary has banned Telegram, the instant messaging app used by millions of Iranians, including by businesses, the media, politicians and the general public. The news was announced on Iranian state television on April 30.
So how did the Guards’ war against Telegram evolve, and what steps has it taken to stamp out what one ayatollah has referred to as a “putrid swamp”, and which others accuse of being home to “shadowy strategists,” operating as a platform for “immorality” and, recently a “pyramid scheme that is devouring the Iranian economy?”
Abbas, Photography, Religions and Revolutions
Journalism Is Not A Crime and IranWire launched Abbas and the Revolution, a website celebrating the work of legendary Magnum photographer Abbas, in 2016.
Abbas died on April 25, 2018 in Paris.
The website will be expanded, along with an exhibition of Abbas' photographs of the Iranian Revolution, to mark the 40th anniversary of the revolution in February 2019.