Legatum Institute Leads Global Initiative to Support a Free Iran

LONDON, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Thursday 11 February 2010 - On the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, the Legatum Institute will lead an initiative to promote freedom for the people of Iran. The Institute will transform its website (http://www.li.com) to display the signature green colour of the Opposition Movement. Further to this initiative, the Legatum Institute has commissioned a series of articles by guest writers on the themes of Democratic Institutions, Governance and Personal Freedom, which are shown by the Institute's Prosperity Index to be the drivers of national prosperity and represent the core values of the Iranian Opposition Movement. In addition, visitors to the Legatum Institute website can register their support for these principles by clicking a "Vote for a Free Iran" button, which can also be downloaded to their own web pages and social media sites.

In the wake of last year's questionable election result, millions of Iranians lined the streets to demonstrate against the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and since then the Iranian Green Movement has peacefully campaigned for greater freedoms, human rights and the implementation of democratic institutions within their country. The Legatum Institute is asking people to show their support for a free and democratic Iran in a number of ways:

    1) Partner with us - turn your website/blog/Facebook page/twitter account
       green for the day.
    2) Join us - embed the following "vote for a free Iran" button into your
       blog/website/Facebook/LinkedIn page via this link
    3) Support us - spread the word. Ask colleagues and friends to visit
       http://www.li.com and link to our guest writers' commentary; use the
       voting button to record your support for a free Iran; and visit the
       Legatum Prosperity Index to share the principles of a more prosperous
       Iran (http://www.prosperity.com/country.aspx?id=IR).

Please show your true colours and support a freer, more secure, more prosperous Iran. For more information please contact info@li.com or call +44(0)207-148-5400

The Legatum Institute is an independent, non-partisan organisation that researches and advocates an expansive understanding of global prosperity. Prosperity comprises both material wealth and well-being and includes factors such as liberty, opportunity, security and overall human flourishing. http://www.li.com

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About the Legatum Institute

The Legatum Institute is an independent policy, advocacy and advisory organisation. The Institute's mission is to research and promote the principles that drive the creation of global prosperity and the expansion of human liberty and wellbeing.

For more information about the Legatum Institute, please visit http://www.li.com.

About the Legatum Prosperity Index

The Legatum Prosperity Index is the signature product of the Legatum Institute. It is based on statistical analysis of more than 40 years of data for more than 100 countries worldwide. The Index ranks 104 countries (covering 90% of the world's population), based on a definition of prosperity that combines economic growth together with measures of happiness and quality of life. The full Index can be viewed at http://www.prosperity.com

The Institute is part of the Legatum Group, a private global investment organization focused on investing in the international capital markets and the promotion of sustainable development.

For more information about the Legatum Group, please visit http://www.legatum.com.

    Media Enquiries


    Dr. William Inboden, Legatum Institute
    Telephone: +44-20-7148-5400

    Nick Wood, Media Intelligence Partners
    Telephone +44-20-3008-8146

    Dubai, UAE

    Hamish Banks, Legatum
    Telephone: +971-4-317-5800

    Nicole Anwer, Legatum
    Telephone: +971-4-317-5800


For further information: For further information: Media Enquiries: London: Dr. William Inboden, Legatum Institute, Telephone: +44-20-7148-5400, william.inboden@legatum.com; Nick Wood, Media Intelligence Partners, Telephone +44-20-3008-8146, nickwood@nickwood.demon.co.uk; Dubai, UAE: Hamish Banks, Legatum, Telephone: +971-4-317-5800, hamish.banks@legatum.com; Nicole Anwer, Legatum, Telephone: +971-4-317-5800, nicole.anwer@legatum.com

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