Scissors Radio (2014-2015) is the third activity of the “Shiva: Struggles against Censorship in Iran” project. This radio program consists of a series of podcast sessions, conducted in Persian, which explores and shares the various aspects of freedom of expression. In exploring the characteristics of freedom of expression, Scissors Radio addresses topics such the right to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and beliefs. Additionally, there are a few sessions that explore freedom of sexuality, and freedom of expression in the context of contemporary arts in today’s Iran.
The goal of this podcast series is to promote constructive and solution-based dialogues about the specifics of freedom of expression among experts and audiences. In doing so, this podcast series will bring together content and thoughts emerging from internationally recognized definitions of freedom of expression and the contextual realities of today’s Iran. Scissors, the name of this podcast series, symbolizes the interruptions that long years of censorship have caused in our understanding, scope and definitions of freedom of expression in today’s Iran.