This blog (2014-2015), The Backstage, is the fourth activity of “Shiva: Struggles against Censorship in Iran” project. The Backstage presents a series of original analysis and anecdotes by various journalists, artists, lawyers, and civil society actors at large with respect to current events and past experiences surrounding freedom of expression in Iran.
The name, “backstage” symbolizes the freedom that has been pushed to underground scenes and behind closed curtains of theatre stages in today’s Iran. Even when sidelined, the quest for freedom of expression continues to be at play in the backstage of auditoriums, and the society at large. Even when considered illegal, many courageous Iranian citizens continue to express their dream for a society in which they can freely express themselves. This blog, The Backstage, is the story of all of those unstoppable struggles for freedom of expression in Iran, and beyond.