Maziar Motamedi

Maziar Motamedi

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

Iran

With oil sales hobbled, Iran faces tough budget choices

Iran looks to cut benefits and overhaul taxes as United States sanctions ravage its economy.

With oil sales hobbled, Iran faces tough budget choices

Iran

Locked out: Why is Amazon blocking Iranians from its services?

Critics say tech giants are overcomplying with US sanctions by blocking accounts held by ordinary Iran-based users.

Locked out: Why is Amazon blocking Iranians from its services?

Iran

Of course Iran has 'girl gamers', but they face unique barriers

Women make up 35 percent of Iran’s gamers, yet many local game centres and tournaments still ban them.

Of course Iran has 'girl gamers', but they face unique barriers

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 overcomply 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 overcomply 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