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Les intellectuels iraniens et Charlie Hebdo: La liberté et sa fragilité

       La réaction au massacre de la rédaction de Charlie Hebdo a été nationale puis mondiale, avec deux manifestations organisées immédiatement le 7 janvier, puis le dimanche suivant, le 11 janvier : un nombre record de participants occupent les rues de Paris. Des dirigeants politiques y font quelques pas, en signe de solidarité et de condamnation des attaques. Un slogan est lancé par Internet : « Je suis Charlie », et peu après un contre-slogan « Je ne suis pas Charlie ». Mon travail porte sur ce débat qui a suivi, du point de vue des intellectuels iraniens, sous la thématique de la liberté d’expression.

Texte par Shahnaz Ojaghi

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Women Hawkers , Sign of Progress or Recession?

These days, a growing number of women are obliged to assume hawking as a way of economically sustaining their life, and this phenomenon is particularly discernable within Tehran’s metro system.

In general economical terms, the rate of participation of women in the economical activities is considered to be one of the major factors which may help us to evaluate the degree of the development of different economies.

However, given that vocations such as hawking require almost no level of education and which are often forced upon those who take them upon them through lack of sufficient education, unfavorable social conditions or sheer poverty, it is very difficult to consider these kinds of participation of women in the economical activities to be a sign of social and economical progress.

As such, it would be a lot more accurate to say that this phenomenon lays bare the really problematic state in which the Iranian economy finds itself at the moment as it is the weakness of social and health care services in Iran that compels many of these women to take up such jobs.

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