Maziar Motamedi

Maziar Motamedi

Maziar Motamedi is a Tehran-based journalist who covers Iran. 

Crypto

Iran crypto developers launch platform for flood-victim aid

Platform for receiving aid donations in cryptocurrencies developed in response to US sanctions impeding relief efforts.

Iran crypto developers launch platform for flood-victim aid

Iran

Iran is taking steps to combat sexual harassment in the workplace

For the first time, an Iranian government agency publishes guidelines to counter sexual harassment and abuse of power.

Iran is taking steps to combat sexual harassment in the workplace

Iran

Iran wants more Chinese tourists - a whole lot more

Iran is looking to Chinese tourists to boost its sanction-strapped economy. But do they want to visit?

Iran wants more Chinese tourists - a whole lot more

Business & Economy

Iran's government recognises cryptocurrency mining with caveat

Iran legalised cryptocurrency mining as an industry, but are the country's regulations too taxing for stakeholders?

Iran's government recognises cryptocurrency mining with caveat

Science & Technology

Locked out: Did US tech company over-comply with Iran sanctions?

Users from Iran and other sanctioned countries are angry at data hosting firm GitHub for shutting down their accounts.

Locked out: Did US tech company over-comply with Iran sanctions?

Iran

Why does Iran have three foreign exchange rates?

Iran's multi-tiered exchange rate system can at times be confusing even for Iranians.

Why does Iran have three foreign exchange rates?

Crypto

Iran's cryptocurrency miners are feeling the heat this summer

Iran officials say crypto mining is overtaxing the national power grid. But miners say they're being scapegoated.

Iran's cryptocurrency miners are feeling the heat this summer

Iran

Could US sanctions on Iran create new migrant crisis for Europe?

Critics question Iran's claim that it can’t afford to keep hosting Afghan refugees. Iran says it's a warning to Europe.

Could US sanctions on Iran create new migrant crisis for Europe?

Business & Economy

Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day in Iran

Iranian crypto enthusiasts celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day. But pending regulations could bring their party to an end.

Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day in Iran

Business & Economy

'Billions' are stuffed under mattresses in Iran

Iran's banks need foreign currency deposits but the public does not trust them. Parliament hopes to change that.

'Billions' are stuffed under mattresses in Iran

Iran

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for 'natural disasters' fund

Despite flooding that has killed 70, Iran's efforts to establish an insurance fund are hampered by a lack of resources.

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for 'natural disasters' fund

Iran

Iranians celebrate Nowruz under harsh sanctions

Due to high inflation and an uncertain future under US sanctions, Iranians are celebrating Persian New Year differently.

Iranians celebrate Nowruz under harsh sanctions