What it is really like to be a female TV anchor in Iran

Shirani made claims of alleged harassment and sexism in her workplace after fleeing Iran with her young son. She spoke to the Independent from a secret location about the reality of maintaining a high-profile role in a society where women are deliberately disempowered  


Iran's Jews on life inside Israel's 'enemy state'

Despite its often turbulent dealings with Israel, Iran has one of the world's largest and longest-established Jewish communities - and it's growing. Kim Sengupta reports from Tehran on their intriguing relationship with the country's establishment

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Inside the Iranian city that wants no reform

After Iran’s vote for change, with moderate conservatives and reformists combining to squeeze out hardliners in much of the country, Kim Sengupta reports from Qom, the ‘Shia Vatican’, where many feel the Islamic Republic is at risk