A young American blogger, Jennifer McCreight, responded to Tehran-based cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi by calling on women worldwide to dress scandalously on April 26 in an effort to prove him wrong. (An earthquake struck Taiwan that day, but no one has claimed a causal relation.)
McCreight's "Boobquake" campaign quickly claimed some 100,000 members online and the interest of international press. But in Iran, even its supporters ran into some unexpected trouble: how does one say "Boobquake" in Persian?
Niusha Boghrati of RFE/RL's Radio Farda's explains the difficulties the Iranian press had in covering this risqué news item.
-- Kristin Deasy