Ahwaz Monitor is a not-for-profit online information hub, publishing news, articles and information updates to raise awareness of the plight of the Ahwazi Arab people in the Ahwaz region of southwest Iran, also known as Khuzestan province. The centre, the first of its kind solely run by members of the Ahwazi diaspora, aims to raise awareness of the suffering of the Ahwazi people under the Iranian regime, which includes systematic violations of the people’s social, political, environmental and human rights.
We get our information directly from credible sources in Al Ahwaz and are translating it from the native language, Arabic, into the international language, English, in an effort to raise wider global awareness and help to bring the cause of Ahwazi freedom, long marginalised and disregarded by the international community and the world’s media to wider attention.
We are very happy to provide any international organisations with credible and well-substantiated information about all aspects of Ahwazi culture, history and current affairs.
We oppose all forms of racism, sectarianism and other forms of bigotry, standing for freedom and human rights universally, for Ahwazis and all other peoples. Our message is one of unity, freedom and brotherhood, standing alongside other oppressed peoples in order to achieve peace, freedom, dignity and human rights for the long-oppressed and persecuted Ahwazi peoples whose suffering at the hands of Iran’s tyrannical theocratic regime has been too long ignored.
The Ahwaz Monitor website team works tirelessly to cover events in Ahwaz working with credible sources on the ground there who risk their own freedom to report on all aspects of life in the long-oppressed region.
The senior editor of Ahwaz Monitor is Rahim Hamid, a widely-published Ahwazi journalist and human rights campaigner now based in the USA, who works closely with his fellow founder Yasser Assadi, another long-time activist and campaigner for human rights and democracy, now based in London, who’s also a contributing editor as well as translating material for the site.
The site’s primary objective is to provide an accurate, objective and honest picture of events in Ahwaz, as well as being supportive of Ahwazi autonomy, freedom, and genuine democracy.
Ahwaz Monitor sees its contributors as partners in the endeavor to provide news from and about Ahwaz that isn’t published elsewhere, bringing together a diverse range of voices and perspectives as associates and co-owners in representing the long-oppressed voice of the Ahwazi Arab people.