Iranian women's magazine, "Zanan" shut down
"The Iranian government forced Iran’s influential women’s magazine Zanan ('Women' in Farsi) to close down last week. The Commission for Press Authorization and Surveillance claim that Zanan painted a 'dark picture' of Iran. Iranian authorities allege that Zanan was 'compromising the psyche and the mental health' of the society by disseminating 'morally questionable information.'"
This news story struck me particularly hard; shutting down a magazine represents, I think, one of the most powerful attempts to silence voices. I can only hope that Shahla Sherkat finds safe and empowering ways get her voice heard, regardless.
Link to the full story: http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=10806