“We Intentionally Censor” by Parvaneh Vahidmanesh
It was already a few years that I was working on a project about the history of the Iranian Jewish communities. When I proposed this topic for my master’s thesis at Shahid Beheshti Univerity in Tehran, I was faced with serious resistance by the faculty. One of my professors called me in his room, and informed me that such a project would not be possible as my thesis topic. He was not convinced that I could present an objective and uncensored research on such a topic.