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The Question That Should’ve Been Asked About #letter4u

That Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei uses the internet is known to all. As we’ve reported in the past, the top cleric has used Twitter – which is, incidentally, still banned in Iran – to disparage the West, among

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Cyberspace as a threat to Iran

Cyberspace is a threat which the enemy is using to ‘install sedition’ in the country (Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian Prosecutor General)

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics

Are Those Cracks In Iran’s ‘Online Diplomacy’?

Iran’s online diplomacy has been the recipient of much praise in the Western world in recent months, particularly since the election of President Hassan Rouhani on a moderate ticket last June. From Rouhani himself to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif,

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics

Has Iran’s Internet Battle Been Won?

For all his faults and, well, ghastly execution rates, one thing can be said for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: the man has really gone out of his way to be a spokesman for the youth of his country (when they’re

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics

Censorship of the Internet has only gotten worse

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Posted in Human Rights, Other News

Expecting a Snail to Go The Extra Mile

Mostly, western outlets take a more critical tone on the Iranian government, while for the most part, criticism is notably absent from the Iranian reports. In some cases though, to our surprise, the opposite is true. A notable case in

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Media Coverage

Human Rights and Censorship

Today we wish to address the issue of the coverage of the human rights situation in Iran and by implication the aspect of freedom of expression via electronic media. Several media outlets, in English and other European languages, have been

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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