Want to turn your commute into an opportunity to learn? Tavaana’s app is exactly the tool you need.

Lectures from Iran’s top scholars and human rights defenders, exclusive Persian translations from the world’s leading minds on freedom and democracy, and podcasts of our most popular classes are now available on Android phones through our bilingual app, available for download from the App Store, Google Play, or from Tavaana's own secure server.

Click here to apply now for one of Tavaana's live-instruction e-courses.



This Persian language service provides timely, reliable guidance on critical technology issues, particularly digital safety and Internet freedom. Ask TavaanaTech experts your questions, post comments, and read Iran-specific tips on circumventing government filtering, guarding against hacking and surveillance, using mobile devices more safely, and much more. 

Tavaana's e-courses give you the opportunity to learn on your own or in live classes with an instructor.



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You can now follow along with Tavaana content and instructional materials on Telegram! Join instantly by clicking on the channel link.


A donation to Tavaana provides Iranian civil society with safe and sustainable e-learning opportunities on democratic development, and human rights advocacy. Click here to make a donation. Thank you!



What Tavaana Students Have to Say

How good that a free space for challenging and critical discussion, where questions and answers can be exchanged with the guidance of our esteemed professors, has been created to counter the current political and social situation in Iran. I thank all of those involved with Tavaana from the bottom of my heart. I know how important you are, and I hope you will be steadfast in your future steps. Do not hesitate because giving even one bit of knowledge to one person is an effective and lasting service to the nation.
- Firouzeh, Foundations of Democracy course graduate

Podcasts & Video Lectures

You don’t need to be enrolled in a Tavaana live instruction e-course to benefit from the illuminating lectures. Download a podcast or watch a video lecture today and study your way – anytime, anywhere! Click here to get started now.


Hear inspiring activists from Iran and around the world discuss their work and lessons learned.


Mana Neyestani's Tavaana-exclusive cartoons, featuring the popular "Moderation Place" series, take on Iran's most pressing civic issues.



The Tolerance Project inspires conscience, pluralism, religious freedom, and the celebration of diversity.



Hear selected highlights and complete recordings of Tavaana lectures on the go with our short and full-length podcasts.


Annotated library offering sources on topics ranging from freedom of religion to Internet freedom.

Case Studies

Tavaana's case studies feature global civic movements for equality, justice and democracy, exploring movement strategies, leadership, uses of technology and much more.



TavaanaTech's newest service provides Iranians with free access to safe, reliable filter circumvention software.


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