Tag Archives: Rouhani, Hassan

‘Happy in Tehran’ Video Spurs Harsher Censorship

Source: New York Times » Music

The judicial authorities in Iran moved to block Instagram and imprisoned the director who made the now-famous Iranian version of the Pharrell Williams “Happy” video.

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Youths in ‘Happy’ Video Find Iran’s Grip on Internet Is Still Tight

Source: New York Times » Music

Six teenagers were arrested and then released on bail over their dance video, an episode that appears to reflect a broader clash between religious conservatives and the faction represented by Iran’s president.

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Arrests After Dance Video in Tehran May Hint at Cultural War

Source: New York Times » Music

The episode involving youths held and released on bail over their “Happy” video may reflect a broader clash between religious conservatives and the faction represented by Iran’s president, who has vowed to ease some social restraints.

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