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Tehran May Allow Publication of Mahmud Dowlatabadi’s “The Colonel”

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The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance may allow publication of a Persian edition of Mahmud Dowlatabadi’s banned novel, The Colonel.

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Iranian Publishers Hope for Change Under New Regime

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Under the Iran’s new government, the publishing industry promises to be more open and has produced its first ever Persian translation catalog.

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Iranian Bestseller Built by Social Media, Sold Through Synergy

Zahra's Paradise

How Zahra’s Paradise, a graphic novel about a protester who goes missing during the Iranian demonstrations of 2009, turned into a surprise global bestseller.

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What Role Should Publishers Play in Political Activism?

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Pamphleteering, propaganda and agit-prop have long been a part of the publishing process. It’s here to stay. But how far should publishers go in their activism?

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Officially Speaking, the Number of Bookstores is on the Rise in Iran

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The number bookstores in Tehran rose from 858 to 895 in 2010, according to the Iran Book News Agency. Overall, 198 new bookstores opened in Iran last year.

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Will Censorship Ultimately Become Impossible in the Digital Age?

Digital media makes it easier for people to circumvent censorship, but are the corporations that control access to the internet willing to play along?

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Exile, Literature and the High Price of Freedom

Authors exiled from Iran, Cuba, Afghanistan, Egypt, Algeria and the Congo discuss oppression, inspiration, and the cost of freedom.

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Winner of International Human Rights Award Dedicates to Haleh Sahabi

By Erin L. Cox VIENNA–Last night, Houshang Asadi, Iranian journalist and author of the critcally-acclaimed memoir, Letters to My Torturer, was awarded the 2011 International Human Rights […]

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German Buch News: Praise for Google Settlement Delay; Frankfurt as a Refuge

By Siobhan O’Leary The Börsenverein (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) and VG Wort held a press conference yesterday in Frankfurt to discuss the implications of […]

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The Hunted Evolves Faster than the Hunter: The Problem of Censorship in Iran

By Arash Hejazi My name is Arash Hejazi. I am an Iranian doctor, novelist and founder and editorial director of the Tehran-based Caravan Books Publishing […]

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