Cyrus Farivar

Recent Stories


Persian blogger's possible arrest

Iran is one of the most repressive regimes in the world when it comes to what citizens can say on the Internet. Now, the man credited with popularizing Farsi-language blogging may have been arrested by Tehran.


iTunes blocked in China

Apple's popular iTunes music service went offline in China recently, when an album called "Songs for Tibet" became available. Cyrus Farivar has the story.

Global Politics

U.S. interest section in Iran?

An American envoy is heading to Geneva this weekend as part of a negotiation team to discuss Iran's nuclear program, and there's widespread speculation the U.S. is considering opening an Interests Section in the Iranian capital

Arts, Culture & Media

Learning English in Estonia

Estonians love to study English, but some in the Estonian government wonder whether Estonians put too much emphasis on learning English, and too little on learning other languages, as Cyrus Farivar reports from the Estonian capital, Tallinn.