9 Jan 2007, 4:00pm
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The BBC’s Iran Coverage

We’ve been quite media-heavy on ParsArts.com lately, but we thought we’d be remiss not to highlight the BBC’s Inside Iran portal, just in case anyone has not seen it yet. Of special interest is the Iran: Life in the Diaspora story, as is today’s feature, Huge cost of Iranian brain drain. According to the article, “A year ago, the International Monetary Fund said Iran had the highest rate of brain drain of 90 countries it measured.” Not sure what factors were used to measure this but we’ve been hearing our parents talk about the great brain drain for years now. It’s likely that the influx of Iranians to the U.S. and other countries is not likely to slow down, much less cease, and Iranians need a better community to support new members of the diaspora. It’s a difficult transition. For (somewhat) lighter reading, check out their recent story Iran police move into fashion business, about Iran’s first post-revolution fashion show.

For fellow news-junkies, there’s Yahoo’s Iran page as well. (And FYI, the photo of the sign is from the BBC website, taken by someone on their Tehran commute. It’s an advertisement for rose essence, which apparently “cures depression and restores sexual desire.”)

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