Ayandeh (polling organisation)

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Ayandeh (in Persian:آینده) is an opinion poll organisation in Iran that was closed down in 2002.

One of Ayandeh's directors, Abbas Abdi, was arrested in at his home on 4 November 2002, accused of "having received money from either the US polling firm Gallup or a foreign embassy".[1] Abdi spent several years in prison as a result.[2] The BBC claimed that this was part of "a crackdown by the hard-line judiciary on organisations conducting public opinion polls" at the time.[3]


  1. ^ Alert. Journalist Abdollah Nouri released but another journalist arrested
  2. ^ http://www.ifex.org/iran/2004/01/13/eleven_jailed_journalists_start/
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2398329.stm