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INU - The Iran Meteorological Organization reports that at least 97 percent of the country is experiencing drought to some degree. Iran is, in fact, about to experience its harshest drought in the last 50 years, according to the Energy Ministry — nearly half the country’s population will soon face water shortages.

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INU - On Monday, the CHRI reported upon the announcement of, and subsequent backlash against, a plan by the Iranian government to provide supposedly uncensored internet access to a select group of 100 “approved” journalists. Reporters from various independent news outlet responded to the proposal by announcing their refusal to seek such approval by registering with the Ministry of Culture. Many decried the plan as “discrimination” and CHRI anonymously quoted one veteran journalist as saying, “If uncensored internet is necessary for the journalism profession, it’s necessary for all journalists.”

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INU - Following the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini gave a speech about the Iranian workers and their contributions to society, which some took to mean that the Iranian people would see great reforms in workers’ rights.

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INU -Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi has stated that the intensly popular messaging service Telegram will be blocked in Iran by April 20, causing a stir amongst the tens of millions of Iranian users.
Boroujerdi, the head of the parliament’s powerful National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said: “This was a decision made at the highest levels, and Telegram will be replaced by a domestic app.”

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INU - The festival of Chahrshanbeh Suri, commonly known as the Fire Festival, began on Tuesday in Iran. Its roots lie in pre-Islamic ritual, and it precedes the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, which translates to “new day”.

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INU  - Iran is a predominately young country of more than 81 million people. It is believed that the majority of the people desire a more liberal lifestyle. Much of the population was born after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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