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Rooz (Persian: روز‎, literally day) is a Persian and English news website. It is mostly staffed by exiled Iranian journalists including Masoud Behnoud, Ebrahim Nabavi and Nikahang Kowsar with occasional articles by activists and journalists inside Iran, including Shirin Ebadi and Ahmad Zeidabadi. Another contributor is Hossein Derakhshan, who has been under arrest in Tehran since 1 November 2008.[1]

It was first published on the web on May 10, 2005. It is published by "Iran Gooya" (registered in France).


  • Controversy 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Iranian critics of the website argue that it does not work in the interest of that nation, and does not represent factual accuracy of the events.[2] Their reasoning is based on the website's funding by Netherlands.[7]

In November 2006,

External links

  • (Persian) Official website
  • Archive of English articles on Rooz
  • Hivos website
  1. ^ "Document - Iran: Incommunicado detention/ fear of torture or other ill-treatment/ possible prisoner of conscience: Hossein Derakhshan (m)".  
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ "پايگاه اطلاع رساني رفاه نیوز". Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
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  5. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  6. ^ "– اخبار ایران و جهان – Iran Breaking, World, Business, Sports, Entertainment News » javad". Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  7. ^ "Hivos - a short introduction".  
  8. ^ a b Hossein Bastani, editor of Rooz, a Hivos-funded project, refuses to pay staff's rights, accusing them of working with Islamic Republic to stifle free speech
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See also

[9] to confront Derakhshan.Hossein Bastani claimed that Derakhshan has taken the website "hostage" and that he demands "ransom", and asked director Nikahang Kowsar In response, [8]

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