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  • Film director talks to NZ media about Baha’is banned from teaching and attending Iran’s universities

     

     

    In New Zealand to launch his documentary film, To Light a Candle, -- part of the Education is Not a Crime campaign -- Iranian Canadian journalist, film maker and human rights activist, Maziar Bahari,... Read more >

  • EDUCATION IS NOT A CRIME – JOURNALIST LAUNCHES GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

    Maziar Bahari – the Iranian Canadian journalist and film-maker who is the subject of Rosewater, a film directed by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show – has arrived in New Zealand.

    While reporting for Newsweek on Iran’s 2009 presidential elections, Bahari was arrested without charge and held in solitary confinement for 107 of the 118 days he was imprisoned.  Rosewater, which marks Stewart’s directorial debut,... Read more >

  • Iran fails to keep promises: attack on Baha'i businesses rise

    A banner placed on the front of one of some 79 Baha'i-owned businesses which were closed on the morning of 25 October in a systematic state-sponsored attack on the Baha'i community in one of the regions of Iran. It reads:

    A banner placed on the front of one of some 79 Baha'i-owned businesses which were closed on the morning of 25 October in a systematic state-sponsored attack on the Baha'i community in one of the regions of Iran. It reads: "This commercial unit has been sealed owing to violation of trading laws/rules. The owner of this commercial unit... Read more >

  • Ongoing representations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In response to the Bahá’í community’s ongoing representations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran, Hon Murray McCully advised that he had spoken about this with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Tehran recently.  Mr McCully indicated that although Mr Zarif was “understanding” of the concerns raised it will be “necessary to maintain pressure and keep open channels for dialogue on these issues…”   The ongoing desecration of the... Read more >

  • Human Rights Commission honours New Zealand’s Bahá’í Community

    New Zealand’s Bahá’í community have been honoured with a prestigious NZ Diversity Action Award by the Human Rights Commission for their outstanding efforts to strengthen race relations in New Zealand.

    “Everyone knows young people are crucial to the future of our country but the Bahá’í Race Unity Speech Competition and Conference addresses the importance of engaging young people now, not waiting until they’re adults,” says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.

    “New Zealand’s Bahá’í community have... Read more >

  • New Zealand Diversity Action Award received by New Zealand Bahá'í community

    NZ Diversity Action Award - NZ Baha'i Community

    NZ Diversity Action Award

    The New Zealand Bahá'í community was among twelve recipients recognised for its “outstanding contribution to diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand” over the last 10 years.

    The Award Ceremony concluded the Diversity Forum, held at the University of Canterbury on the 24th and 25th of August. The forum is sponsored annually by... Read more >

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