Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DW Best Blog Prize for a Persian blog

Today in Bonn, Germany, DW Best Blog Prize was offered to the journalist Arash Sigarchi, for his Persian-language blog "Window of Anguish".
The award ceremony was organized as a part of Deutsche Welle Global Forum 2012.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Do Not Speak Persian because of Apple Racism!

19-year-old Sahar Sabet says an Apple Store in Georgia refused to sell her an iPad after a store representative overheard her speaking in Persian.
"Very hurtful, very embarrassing. I actually walked out in tears," Sabet told WSBTV about her experience.
According to Yahoo News: "When a reporter from the station returned to the same Apple Store with Sabet, the employee once again reiterated that it is Apple company policy to not sell products to anyone from Iran. The WSBTV reporter recorded video of the exchange on her phone."
Sabet is a U.S. citizen and a student at the University of Georgia.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One of the most ridiculous decisions by European Commission

Since last week I am reading everyday in social networks about one of the most ridiculous decisions by European Commission:
Suspending the residence permit approval of Iranian skilled migrants in Europe!
and The Netherlands has been a pioneer to keep Persian applications on hold.

Many times and specially since 2009 pro-democracy movement of Iranian people we have heard from EU politicians that Iran's people is separated from Iran's government and they should be supported through social, cultural and academic exchanges. Now it's a sign! EU has targeted the Persians directly, rather than the Islamic regime in Tehran.

Yesterday I read about the story on Persian Dutch Network and today a short piece has been published in Dutch daily NRC (12 June 2012).
Iranian community has been among the most successful migrant groups in integration to Dutch society. Now they are paying its price!