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Education Inequality in Iran

This academic year, starting today in Iran, there will be around 15 million Iranians in elementary and high school

Equality in Iran is very rare in most areas of life, even more so when it comes to gender equality. In the workplace, in the education system, and even at home and within marriages when it comes to the legal side, women are discriminated against.

Corruption rampant among Iranian officials

As infighting between the Iranian regime’s factions grows, new details have been revealed about corruption which has become institutionalized within the regime. As the state-run daily Jahan-e Sanat on August 17 wrote, “We face such institutionalized corruption in our economy that it prevents us from even dreaming of a flourishing economy.”

Iran Faces a Serious Shortage of Doctors

Iran Faces a Serious Shortage of Doctors

By Poorang Novak

An Iranian official admitted that the country faces a serious doctor shortage in the country due to migration of doctors to other countries.

On June 30, Iraj Harirchi, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Health, said to the semi-official ISNA that the index of the number of general practitioners, specialist doctors and dentists is 1.6 per 1,000 people.

Iran's Efforts to Control Information Are Apparent Both at Home and Abroad

Iran's Efforts to Control Information Are Apparent Both at Home and Abroad

By Edward Carney

It was announced on Thursday that Twitter had removed thousands of accounts that appeared to be participating in a disinformation campaign backed by the Iranian government. It was not the first such announcement to be made by either Twitter or other social media platforms that have been struggling to manage false and misleading content since the revelation of foreign interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Although much of the public dialogue about coordinated manipulation of social media has focused on Russia, other adversaries of the US have adopted similar tactics, and Iran’s capabilities in this regard have apparently growth considerably in recent months.

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