Little “i” Internet: The “Innocence of Muslims” Video’s Impact on Free Speech

Over the past couple of years, Iran has not-so-secretly been building the foundations for an internal Iran-only version of the Internet, separated from the rest of the world.  Two weeks ago they took it out for a spin, shutting out Google properties such as Gmail and YouTube.  When many Iranians voiced their displeasure at losing [...]

Internet Responds to Iran’s Rumored “Halal” Intranet

On Monday, April 9, a story about Iran disconnecting its citizens from the global Internet began to quickly circulate through blogs and news outlets. The story spread quickly throughout the day, helped along by Twitter. (We were not immune ourselves!) Just a day later, however, Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported that Iran’s Ministry of Communication and [...]

Former Iranian President’s Website Blocked in Iran

The Telegraph UK reported a few weeks ago that Iran’s government has recently blocked Iranian ex-President Mohammad Khatami’s website, khatami.ir. Led by current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the administration banned access to Khatami’s posts, in which he expresses his opposition to Admadinejad. A website affiliated with the main opposition group led by Mir Hossein Mousavi confirmed [...]

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