I have a knack for journalism and media, that is why during my BA at the University of Mazandaran I participated in publishing a quarterly literary journal in English, named Derafsh-e Mehr. I said “participated,” but the truth is that I did most of the whole project. I designed the layout and printed the journal, edited and proofread the works received from other students, did the public relations stuff, publicized and sold the printed copies, did all the online job, and more. I put in some of my writings, photos, and illustrations too.
History & Achievements of Derafsh-e Mehr
I don’t claim Derafsh-e Mehr to be perfect in any way. I am aware of the deficiencies it has _after all it was a student Journal. But then again I am very proud of the whole project because I put in a lot of energy to make it, and at the time it didn’t have any rival among the student journals at the University of Mazandaran, and perhaps beyond. It made me feel so happy when months after this project finished and after my graduation from the university, I learned that some of the people whose works were included in Derafsh-e Mehr, actually gave references to it in their CVs and portfolios. It made me think that I have done something that people consider valuable enough to take credit for, and it will stay around for at least some years. Besides, people demand to have copies of it even until today.
We published four issues of Derafsh-e Mehr between the spring of 2013 to the spring of 2014, one issue each season _except for the last issue which of the winter and spring issue. we sold the printed copies at the university, although I put the digital versions on the journal’s weblog, where one could download them for free. They are still there; you can download all four published issues in excellent quality. I still have some printed black & white issues that you can have if you are interested (you only need to think of ways to pick them or have them delivered.)
How to Access Derafsh-e Mehr
I’m going to list here all of the cyber addresses where we had activities regarding Derafsh-e Mehr. I’m also going to list the download links for the four issues as mentioned above, downloadable here on Sinarium. I have reuploaded them on this website because the azzholes in the Iranian government have filtered all the overseas weblog services including the one on which we had opened our old weblog (WordPress). That means, right now if you are in Iran you won’t be able to access the weblog without an anti-filter program. They started filtering all non-Iranian weblog services precisely a few weeks after I opened Derafsh-e Mehr weblog! If you are wondering why a government would do such a thing, I must tell you it’s because they want to force Iranians to use only the weblog services inside Iran, which the government has full control over.
Cyber Addresses of Derafsh-e Mehr
- Here is the link to Derafsh-e Mehr weblog. You can easily find the download page: DerafsheMehr.wordpress.com.
- Here is the link to the Facebook page of Derafsh-e Mehr: fb.com/Derafsh.e.Mehr.
- And, here is the link to the Facebook group where fans of Derafsh-e Mehr posted exciting stuff about literature: fb.com/groups/Derafsh.e.Mehr.
Derafsh-e Mehr on Sinarium
If you don’t have an anti-filter program, or if you’re not interested in going through Derafsh-e Mehr weblog to find the download page, find the direct filter-free links to download PDF versions of the four issues of Derafsh-e Mehr, on the next page.