Curated by Laura McDermott
Protests have spread across Iran since the death of a young woman detained by the "morality police." We dive deep to understand the unrest.
What the hijab protests mean for Iran’s clerical class
This piece provides historical insights into the link between the strict religious laws and regime in Iran. It argues that the leadership fear any small change may result in a larger societal reform.
The piece argues that although the protests in Iran are undoubtedly important and inspirational, they may not have the long term influence that many are predicting.
Mahsa Amini: By focusing on the hijab, western media miss the point
This article argues that the current media reporting around the protests is fuelling Islamophobia, harming Muslim communities around the world.
Iran protests: Mahsa Amini's death puts morality police under spotlight
Who are the Iranian "morality police"? In a rare interview, the BBC speaks with a member of the Iranian morality police, who have been spotlighted and highly criticized in recent weeks.
The internet has given the Iranian people access to the world that the authoritarian regime would rather they never see. This article details the impact technology has had on movement's in Iran.