Topic: Islamic Revolution of Iran

A women cuts off her hair in autumn 2022, in solidarity with protests in Iran following the death in custody of Jina Mahsa Amini (image: AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic feminism

Ziba Mir-Hosseini on evolving gender rights

A poster of revolutionary leader Ali Khamenei was pelted with black paint during protests in the city of Qom (image: SalamPix/Abaca/picture-alliance)

Shia clerics in Iran

"Save Islam" – or just the mullahs?

Figure 1. Anonymous, October 2022; Figure 2. Anonymous, January 2023 (source: Instagram account)

Iran protests

What the Islamic Republic's propaganda tells us

Iranian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Golnar Shahyar (source:

Golnar Shahyar's 'Tear Drop' and the Iran protests

"A revolution of culture and thought"

China's Wang Yi presides over the March 10 meeting between Ali Shamkhani for Saudi Arabia and Musaad bin Mohammed al Aiban for Iran (image: Reuters)

Saudi-Iran deal

New hope for football in the Middle East

Bareheaded girl stands in front of the Azadi Tower in Tehran showing the victory sign with both hands, November 2022 (image: alliance)

'Maximum pressure' gears up

Protests drive Iran's Saudi deal

"Girl in a Cemetery" (detail) by Raoof Haghighi c/o A Gallery, London, UK

Art and the Iran protests

"Painting is like breathing for me"

Members of the Iranian film industry demonstrate during the 2022 Berlinale (image: Reuters)

Iran protests

Iranian women filmmakers fight oppression

Mural of Mahsa Amini in Dublin (image: Niall Carson/PA Wore/empics/picture-alliance)

"Between Revolutions" by Vlad Petri

The power of freedom

Protests in Iran (image: Johanna Geron/Reuters)

Iran protests

Why Iran's revolutionary process will persist

Shahrzad Shokouhivand says women have to 'work a lot harder' to succeed professionally and at home (image: ATTA KENARE/AFP)

'Change' for Iran women

Pastry chef rises to the occasion

Still from "The Red Suitcase" by Cyrus Neshvad (source: ImdB)

Oscar-bound short

Lifting the veil on Iranian women rejecting male domination

Poster in support of the Iran protests (image: Boris Roessler/dpa/picture-alliance)

Cracks in Iran's regime?

The Iranian elites' deafening silence

Still from Sarvnaz Alambeigi's documentary "1001 Nights Apart" (source: YouTube)

"1001 Nights Apart"

Dancing for freedom in Iran