The World's Clark Boyd reports on governments that have found various ways to block citizens' access to internet sites; this web filtering is described in a new book, "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering".
The World's Marco Werman reports on Iran's Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. The group's founder, Saied Shanbehzadeh performed abroad. The government of Iran didn't like that, and now Shanbehzadeh is in exile with his group in Paris.
It's New Year's in Iran, a Persian holiday that predates Islam; in the past, Iran's Islamic government has tried to stamp out the celebrations, but still they continue, as The World's Quil Lawrence checked out the partying in Tehran.
Anchor Lisa Mullins introduces us to the music of the Badila Ensemble. Members of the group have been recruited from France, India and Iran. The ensemble's latest CD is called "Qalandar Express: Love Songs of the Mystic Riders."
Iran announced today that it's received a request from the United States to meet again regarding the security situation in Iraq, and Host Lisa Mullins speaks with John Limbert, professor of international relations at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on Iran's announcement that it's begun to install thousands of new centrifuges at the country's main nuclear plan, a step taken in defiance of international calls to freeze its nuclear program.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Tufts University professor Vali Nasr about the role Iran plays in the war in Iraq, as top US commander General David Petraeus told a Senate committee today that Iran played a direct role in last weeks violence in Iraq.