Iranian Presidential Election: The (Lack of) Debate on Science, Technology, and Environment

Since 2005, I have asked questions on important topics of science, technology, and the environment to the presidential candidates in every election to clarify their promises. Over these years, only in 2005 did two candidates (Mr. Qalibaf and Mr. Ahmadinejad), and in 2009, one candidate (Mr. Mir-Hossein Mousavi)…

“Science Journalism: Global Developments, Iran’s History, and Why It Matters”

A brief review of Science journalism and its development in Iran…

The Plight of Toomaj Salehi: questions for self proclaimed political sponsors

Iran sentenced a rapper to death. Where are the international political sponsors?…

Leaks, Whistleblowing, and Citizens’ Rights

In recent days, the release of documents by a hacker group known as “Justice of Imam Ali,” which they obtained from the judiciary and made publicly searchable with over three million entries, has been a significant topic of discussion in the news and media space.…

Between Censorship and Dialogue: Navigating Political Expression in the Digital Age

I am not a political analyst, and if I sometimes write something that seems to be entering this realm, it is merely the personal opinion of a citizen who lives in society and, for this reason, cannot and does not want to remain ignorant or indifferent to the…

Rooting Out Diversity Gaps: Empowering Underrepresented Communities

In recent years, diversity has rightfully taken center stage in many discussions across various fields. Science and science communication is not an exception.…

Apocalypse Now: Lake Urmia

While the world’s attention was focused on efforts to revive Lake Urmia, a warning which emphasized the importance of considering the possibility of failure of efforts went unheard.…

Battle of Iranian women

How resisting mandatory Hijab by Iranian women can change the future of the region…

Nicaragua issued EUA for Iran CoV- Barekat Vaccine partially based on unknown trials

Nicaragua issued EUA for an Iranian covid vaccine, partially based on the results of trials which there are no records of it.…

Follow Up on the Afghan refugees and the response from COVAX

I wrote a story about the dire situation of Afghan refugees a few days ago. Here is a follow-up on that.…
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