Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mohammad Manzarpour fired from VOA Persian Service


Manzarpour (Photo: Facebook)
Mohammad Manzarpour, the editor of Voice of America's Persian Service has been fired today.
The reason is not clear.
Manzarpour was one of the close staff members of VOA Persian Service to the director Setareh Derakhshesh. VOA management (BBG) had already received countless complaints in regard of Mazarpour's and Derakhshesh's unprofessional behavior at work.

Before joining the VOA Persian Service, Mohammad Manzarpour was a producer at BBC Persian Service at its Washington bureau. His cooperation with BBC was stopped in 2013 in a suspicious atmosphere as well.

Voice of America has not given any comment on Manzarpour fire.

ALSO READVOA stops radio broadcast service in Persian

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Removing the name PERSIAN GULF from Berlin's Islamic Art Museum map!

Recently the Islamic Art Museum in Berlin has organized an exhibition entitled "Ctesiphon". The exhibition displays the objects which have been found in this ancient Persian city by the American and German archaeologists in 1931.
The organizers of Ctesiphon exhibition has installed a big map at the museum which shows the West Asia. In the map the name of all seas and waterways are written except for the Persian Gulf.

A museum is considered as a neutral and academic organization but it seems Berlin's Islamic Art Museum is just going to please Arab countries; maybe because of its financial ties with them.
Also at the end of the Ctesiphon Exhibition there is a sign in English and Arabic!
It seems Berlin's Islamic Art Museum does not know the language of Persian Empire and Ctesiphon was Persian, not Arabic.

Parts of the exhibition can be watched in this video. The objects are quite unique. If you visit Berlin do not miss this exhibition. It is on Pergamonmuseum at the Museum Island of German capital.

More information about the exhibition: PERGAMON MUSEUM website

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rare Photo: Queen Farah Diba with Lepers, 1973


A rare photo of Queen Farah Diba of Persia with lepers, close to the city of Birjand in 1973.
The photo, which is taken at Dr. Raaji Leprosy Centre, was originally published in the Persian-language weekly Kayhan Havai
On that time Queen Farah was trying to help the lepers to return to the society.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Homeyra, Mahasti and Hayedeh's Last Cassettes Promotion Before 1979 Revolution

The promotion of the last albums by the Persian singers Homeyra, Mahasti and Hayedeh before 1979 revolution.
The advertisement has been published in an October 1979 issues of Etelaat Newspaper in Tehran. VAAY VAAY (by Homeira), BIGANEH (by Mahasti) and MAN KHODAM RAFTANIAM (by Hayedeh) are the title of the albums and which had been released by Jahan Music Company in Teheran.
All of these singers continued their activities later in the United States.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Téhéran, Perse, 1933

طهران - Tehran - Τεχεράνη + 테헤란 - טהראן + テヘラン + Тегеран -  德黑兰 

Persische Hauptstadt Teheran, 1933
Perzische hoofdstad Teheran
Persian (Iranian) capital TEHRAN


Monday, February 15, 2016

2016 : Hope for Zayandeh Rud

I was in Isfahan recently and it made my quite happy to see water again in this river...
Zayandeh Rud is one of the victims of drought in Persia since few years ago. The river became totally dry last year so the current condition has created hope for the people.





Thursday, January 14, 2016

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the United States | Photo Gallery

The majority of National Air and Space Museum stuff in Washington DC is moved to a huge complex near Dulles Airport in Virginia. It's a must see collection for those who love both commercial and military air plains. The museum also shows part of US history and its military presence in Vietnam, Korea and World War.