Open main menu is a website that hosts blogs, news, and commentaries by and for the Iranian diaspora.[1][2] Founder Jahanshah Javid started the website because journalists and the media are assiduously censored in Iran.
Type of site
Available inEnglish, Persian
OwnerSaïd Amin (Iranian LLC)
Alexa rankNegative increase 217,260 (global, 03/2016)
LaunchedJuly 1995; 23 years ago (1995-07)[1]
Current statusActive

When Javid started the website in 1995, he called it The Iranian (after The New Yorker).[3]

The site has historically generated revenues through donations, Google AdSense, advertisers[4] and sponsors like World Singles Networks.[5]

On April 24, 2012, Javid announced that he was pursuing a new venture,[6] and that he had sold his remaining shares to his partner, entrepreneur Saïd Amin.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Memarian, Omid (2 October 2006). "ایرانیان دات کام" []. BBC Persian. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  2. ^ Lampert, Bahareh H. (2008). "Imagining Home in Cyberspace: The Expanding Domains of Diasporic Writing". Voices of New American Women: Visions of Home in the Middle Eastern Diasporic Imagination (Ph.D. dissertation). University of Wisconsin–Madison. OCLC 301746321. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  3. ^ LeVine, Mark (2013). "Speaking Intimately: Iranian Diasporic Generation X and Negotiating Sexuality Online". In Henseler, Christine (ed.). Generation X Goes Global: Mapping a Youth Culture in Motion. New York: Routledge. p. 302. Retrieved 2016-02-04.
  4. ^ "Apology: Military ads".
  5. ^ "Adam, Eve & Amin".
  6. ^ "Jahanshah Javid: From to". Frontline. PBS.
  7. ^ "Moving On".

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