Zahra Alipour

A still from Iranian TV show "Shahrzad."  (photo by YouTube/Top Persian Music)

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Iranian TV series dogged by real-life drama

Monday, Jul. 24, 2017 | Zahra Alipour, Contributor

"Shahrzad," one of the most popular and expensive TV series in Iran, has been confronted with a huge campaign to stop it after its producer was mixed up in allegations of corruption.

Iranian women get a foothold in volleyball games

Monday, Jul. 3, 2017 | Zahra Alipour, Contributor

The ban on Iranian women allowed into stadiums to watch men play volleyball is slowly reversed.

Iranians rally behind soccer player suspended over wife’s modeling

Friday, Jun. 16, 2017 | Zahra Alipour, Contributor

The suspension of an Iranian soccer player over his wife’s modeling has led to a public and media outcry.

Teaching of gender equality sparks infighting in Iran

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017 | Zahra Alipour, Contributor

Infighting over the implementation of UNESCO’s 2030 education agenda continues in Iran.

Meet Iran’s potential next first ladies

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Zahra Alipour, Contributor

Though some progress has been made since Iranian presidential candidate's wives first stepped into the campaign spotlight in 2009, they still do not fully participate in their husbands’ campaigns.

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Zahra Alipour is an Iranian journalist based in Paris who focuses on cultural affairs. She has reported for several leading Iranian media outlets.

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