iranian youth

The app is seen as a "digital protest" in advance of Iran's upcoming elections.
On this international day of friendship, I am prompted to think of the #IranDeal that is so fresh on the minds of many in the work of international friend making. This is no pact between friends, but it does present an opportunity for some straight talk between frenemies.
Iran's youth are eager to play an assertive role but through peaceful behaviors that would force the regime to comply.
A simple act of expressing joy became an international news story with unexpectedly unifying results.
What seemed like a huge disappointment skyrocketed Hypernova into music superstardom -- and got Raam banned from ever again visiting the country where he was born.