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Iran – Wasted Youth?

By: Meir Javedanfar

01/10/2008

With over 75% of the country below the age of 30, the subject of youth in Iran is one which comes up very often.

Questions which are often asked are: aren’t Iran’s youth restless and fed up with lack of freedom in their country? Is the lack of jobs likely to push them into another revolution? How do they manage to enjoy themselves in a country which is so religious and strict?

I went to a party in northern Tehran”, said the reporter. “It was at a house, and in the garden, there was a swimming pool. The owners had drained the water. They had placed nice Persian carpets on the floor of the pool, and on them, about 50 people were having sex in the open air”.

This is just aspect of life for young people in a country, which on the surface looks like one thing, and underneath it, is another.

To find out more, I highly recommend the excellent podcast from BBC World Service. Called “Children of The Revolution”, you can download or listen to it online here


Posted on : Oct 01 2008
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