This site was created by Al Jazeera (the English version of the Arabic-language news network) to provide coverage of the 2009 Iranian presidential elections. It includes some news stories, analysis and discussion. Also accessible are photographs and video film of political interviews and images of protests following the disputed outcome. Technical and copyright information is displayed on the website.
Iran’s peculiar election: a historical perspective
This site provides free acess to an open access version of an article by Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University which appeared in Journal of Democracy Volume 16, Number 4 October 2005 pp.23-34. The paper discusses the history of Iranian elections in the 20th Century and the 2005 Iran presidential elections in particular.Topics considered include the state of democracy and the impact of Islam on politics in the region.
Iran elections 2009: BBC special report
This website was created by the BBC to provide coverage of the 2009
Iranian presidential elections. In addition to news headlines and
analysis from BBC reporters, it also includes photographic images of
the violent protests following the disputed outcome, video films of BBC
programmes and contributions form analystt and Iranian citizens. Other
features of the site include background information on the electoral
system and political history of Iran since 1979, timelines of key
events and discussion of the role of Islam in politics. Copyright and
technical information is displayed on the website.
Iranian elections 2009: Global Voices Online
Global Voices Online is a non-profit global citizens' media project, sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School. It provides free access to an aggregated selection of what it has chosen as examples of the most interesting conversations and debates currently occurring online around the world on blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs. This section of the site is an excellent starting point for tracing information on the 2009 Iranian presidential elections. It includes discussion of the use of the Internet during the election campaigns, analysis of the state of human rights and the protests following the disputed outcome. Materials relating to the later include photographic images and comment from Iranian bloggers.
Iran elections 2009: Financial Times
This site was created by the Financial Times to provide coverage of the 2009 Iranian presidential elections. In addition to news stoires and analysis from FT staff, it also offers some background information on the importance of the elections, the main candidates and the political history of Iran since 1979. Other features include photographic images, slide shows and films from the election campaigns and the protests following the disputed outcome. Copyright and technical information is displayed on the website.
Iran and the Iranian question: Chatham House
This site provides free access to information on a leading research programme conducted by think tank Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs). The aim of the programme is to investigate issues relating to international security and political crises surrounding Iran. This includes coverage of relations between Iran and the Western world, the controversies surrounding nuclear weapons, Islam and politics in Iran and the impact of elections on security and foreign relations. The latter includes some coverage of the results of the 2009 Iran presidential elections. Users to the site may acces the full text of some articles written by the project team from 2006 onwards.
IranTracker is maintained by AEI (The American Enterprise Institute). It provides information and analysis of recent political, economic and security issues surrounding Iran. It includes round ups of news stories published in Iranian news services, background briefings and full text reports. The main topics covered include Islam, Shi'ism, and the Islamic Republic of Iran; political Structures in the Iranian government and security structures in the Iranian government. It includes coverage of topical events such as elections and presidential elections, nuclear weapons and relations between Iran and the Western world.
Office of the Supreme Leader Iran
This is the official website of the Supreme religious leader of Iran Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei. The English language version of the website, contains a background biography, historical information on Ayatollah Imam Khomeini and the 1979 Iranian revolution (from an Islamic viewpoint) basic information on the current religious and political role of the spiritual leader and the government of Iran. It also offers free access to recent press releases, speeches and statements from him. These cover a range of issues relating to Islam, Sharia law, religious rites and the politics and foreign policy of Iran. The latter includes coverage of recent Iranian political and presidential elections and relations with the Western world.
This site is maintained by the Guardian newspaper. It provides free access to a collection of news stories, video film reports, and blog postings about Iran. They include coverage of Iranian politics (including such events as presidential elections in 2009), human rights and international security (including coverage of recent nuclear weapons and diplomatic crises). Emphasis is upon current news, although some selected older materials may also be accessed free of charge. Copyright and technical information is displayed on the website.