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By INU Staff

INU - The recent protests in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which broke out on December 28 and may still be winding down to this day, have generated a wealth of public responses not only among the Iranian citizenry and the Iranian regime, but also among observers in the United States and throughout the world.

By INU Staff

INU - Expressing their culture through the arts has been severely limited for the Iranian people by the regime, who has cracked down on anything it deems immoral or against strict fundamentalist principles. This includes acting, painting, writing, songs, and dance.
Concerts and other events have been cancelled, denying Iranians the right to gather and celebrate art. The artistic community has been forced underground. However, the regime actively tracks down these underground events. Constant monitoring of social media and cyberspace is one of the key ways they do this.

By INU Staff

INU - Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned against altercations among officials through media platforms and social movements during electoral campaigns. The war he spoke of isn’t restricted to authorities and social media. The media has become a battlefield between official and unofficial media. While Iranian channels report news from Iranian officials, Persian channels outside Iran show a totally different coverage.

By INU Staff

INU -In a statement The Teachers Trade Unions Coordination Council (TTUC) posted a statement on the social-media app Telegram on January 12. They blamed the country's recent outbreak of protests on inflation, poverty, unemployment, and "mismanagement by state officials.” They said that Iranians were protesting "poor economic conditions, systematic discrimination and corruption, as well as poverty and social injustice.”

By INU Staff

INU -Iranian authorities have now declared an end to the uprising that encompassed at least 130 towns and cities, and continued for nearly two weeks. According to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) the most significant gatherings have been dispersed. Still, reports of ongoing protests and civil disobedience continue, which suggests that popular sentiment is not so easily suppressed.

By INU Staff

INU - Iran was recently the scene of major earthquakes. As well, one of its biggest oil tankers close to China’s coast caught fire after a collision. The exchange rate of the riyal deteriorated, exacerbating problems in the already shaky economy. However, what is possibly most important, is that Iran was just shaken up by nationwide riots. Indeed, the Iranian regime is facing many troubles.

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