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Marc | 15:34 UK time, Friday, 23 November 2007

Most bloggers try to post a new entry as often as they can - daily if possible - so the first entry in more than six months needs to be something special or from someone special to catch the eye of iPM.

We were alerted by Dan Bennett, in the comments section to this week's Rough Notes, that Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had posted this week for the first time in getting on for a year.

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If you click on the image above, you can read what he's saying in his most recent post.

Dan's suggestion that we ought to get our own interview with President Ahmadinejad didn't get very far. Nor did our efforts to speak to other members of the Iranian Government.

So we turned our minds to the wider subject of blogging in Iran. How much freedom do bloggers there have? Are there restrictions on what can and can't be said?

We're going to speak to Parastoo Dokoohaki - she's been blogging both in English and Farsi for several years now. You can read her English language blog here and hear her speaking to Eddie Mair on iPM at 5.30pm on Saturday.

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