Living with the Ayatollah

Image for Living with the AyatollahNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Duration: 30 minutes

Young Iranians speak out for the first time about life in a state where putting up a poster can get you jailed, releasing a rap CD calling for change gets you tortured and being gay is punishable by death. In a country where men and women can still be stoned to death for adultery, reporter Jane Corbin asks how much longer Iran can keep a lid on internal unrest as revolution and regime change sweep across the Middle East.

  • Voices from inside Iran's protest crackdown

    Voices from inside Iran's protest crackdown

    Panorama's Jane Corbin travelled to Kayseri in central Turkey to meet some of the young people who have fled Iran amid what they describe as a brutal crackdown on opposition voices.

    Read about Jane Corbin's experience
  • Freed journalist: Iranian regime's 'information fears'

    Freed journalist: Iranian regime's 'information fears'

    Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari was held in a Tehran jail for 118 days in 2009. His arrest came as he worked for western media outlets, including BBC Panorama. In this analysis, Mr Bahari explains why the regime fears information, the internet and a free press.

    Read about the regime's fears
  • Maziar Bahari on being held captive in Iran

    You must enable JavaScript to play content

    On 21 June 2009, journalist and film-maker Maziar Bahari was arrested in Iran. He was imprisoned for four months before being released on bail and fleeing to London. Mr Bahari told Panorama reporter Jane Corbin about his time in Tehran's Evin prison and the abuse he suffered.

  • Living with the Ayatollah - join the debate

    Living with the Ayatollah - join the debate

    Read other viewers comments or leave your own on our blog forum
  • Panorama 2000 to 2008

    Panorama 2000 to 2008

    If you'd like to know more about Panorama programmes dating between 2000 to 2008, including features, transcripts, video content and more, please click on the link below.

    Browse the Panorama archive 2000 - 2008


Camera Operator
Jonathan Young
Jane Corbin


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss