Civil Society in Iran: Prospects for Reform & Implications for Policymakers WHEN Friday, March 15, 2019 | 8:30am-1:00pm WHERE 2172 Rayburn House Office Building 45 Independence Ave SW | Washington, DC 20515 A continental breakfast will be served from 8:00am to 8:30am. Panels include 1) Access to Independent Information & Media; 2) Marginalized Communities: Social …
BackgroundOn December 28, 2017, protests broke out in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city. Spurred on, according to initial reporting, by the inflationary price of goods, within days the protests spread to dozens of cities and towns throughout the country. As the protests increased, so did the nature of complaints with the issue of political leadership …
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