Interestingly that only after 5 days since the Economist gave her a glowing profile, Diane Green of VMWare got the boot, bad timing for all concerned. I also remember they did a glowing report on Enron (which I just dug up here) a few months before it went bankrupt, again bad timing for all concerned!
However, this story about Ahmad Batebi in last weeks edition is both tragic and amazing that having your picture on the front cover of the Economist could land you in so much shite. Will be keeping an eye out for translations of his blog which may well be what is under construction here.
I know we have (and have had) our own troubles in this country but I think the most of us would take recession over repression any day..