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About Potkin Azarmehr

Potkin Azarmehr blogs about the secular pro-democracy struggle in Iran at In February 2009, he won the The International Council for Press and Broadcasting Media Award in the 'Cutting Edge New Media category'. In 2010, during the peak of the post-election protests in Iran, the number of unique visitors accessing the blog almost reached 100,000. He tweets at @potkazar

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This week’s front page editor

Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Iran's precision engineered elections

The Islamic Republic of Iran's engineering of its so-called elections starts from the very day the Guardian Council announces the short list of candidates.

Campaign to free Arash Sadeghi

Iranian civil society activists Arash Sadeghi and Golrokh Ebrahimi-Iraee are victims of the regime's emboldened judiciary.

The battle of the veil

The compulsory veil is a contentious issue in Iran, but what happens when Khomeini's words are used against the regime that he started?

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