NBC News: Lessons on Distance Learning From an Underground University

People who practice the Baha’i Faith in Iran are denied many civil liberties, like access to higher education, and in this special NBC Bay Area news story, reporter Garvin Thomas looks at how they get around the ban with secret distance learning.

This report is part of an NBC Bay Area series called ‘Keeping Up In The Classroom‘.

Find out more about the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) here: www.bihe.org

Learn about the history of the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran here: Some Background to the Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran

Stay up to date with the current situation of the Baha’is in Iran here: www.bic.org/focus-areas/situation-iranian-bahais

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Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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