November 16, 2010
Fishing is nothing but a slow death for fishermen. They have to remain in the cold seawater for hours at a time every day, and it’s like torture.
November 15, 2010
Standing for hours in the water to hold the seine nets known as “pareh”, the fishermen suffer joint pains and a range of illnesses.
November 12, 2010
Officials in Tehran are excited at the prospect of Iran taking over the chair of OPEC, but analysts say the honour is less significant than it seems.
November 12, 2010
The insatiable demand for gold offers a clue to the reason why the government is keen to get a grip on the trade; to clamp down on smuggling.
November 10, 2010
Images of the autumn harvest of pomegranates; a fruit that has played an important role in Iranian life for thousands of years.
November 5, 2010
the Majlis members who signed the motion querying the cash payments were quietly advised not to pursue the matter further.
November 5, 2010
The censors’ work has always been shrouded in secrecy, but the word in the publishing industry is that there are never more than 20 of them.
November 2, 2010
At public ceremonies staged all across Iran, the authorities destroy a wide range of banned goods, sending out a strong message of disapproval.
October 24, 2010
Tehran’s walls used to be covered in murals showing harsh revolutionary images but now many of them add a touch of colour to daily life.
October 21, 2010
Plan to create a separate internet for Iran could leave web users confined to a closed domestic network, cut off from the rest of the world.