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Iran “Seeks to Block Instagram”

By John Lee. Officials in Iran are reportedly trying to ban Instagram due to what it deems “immoral” content. According to Israeli news agency Haaretz, Twitter, Facebook and the encrypted messaging service Telegram are all already banned in Iran. Many Iranians use a virtual private networks (VPNs) to get around the ban. More here. (Source: Haaretz)

Iran’s Conservatives see Twitter as next Battleground

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. When Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began his tenure in 2013, the American-educated diplomat knew that he would need to bypass many of the traditional media outlets to spread Iran’s message directly on the international […]

Human Rights Defenders “Beaten” in Iranian Jail

UN experts alarmed by reports of human rights defenders beaten in Iran jail UN human rights experts have expressed concern at the continued targeting of human rights defenders in Iran, including about reports that two well-known women human rights defenders have been subjected to beatings in detention. Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee were transferred […]

The case for Net Neutrality in Iran

By Holly Dagres, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Please see this link,” Iran’s minister of information and communications technology replied on Twitter after an internet freedom activist confronted him about net neutrality. Typically, Iranian government officials would ignore such affronts on […]

Rouhani doubles down with ‘Digital Economy’ Plan

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Rouhani doubles down on Iran’s conservatives with ‘digital economy’ plan After receiving criticism for unblocking the popular social media app Telegram, which was closed over the recent protests that rocked Iran, President Hassan Rouhani is not […]

Internet Censorship a Double-Edged Sword for Tehran

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Everything stopped suddenly. We are literally out of work now,” Alireza, a 24-year-old university student living in Tehran, told Al-Monitor. He is among many Iranian online entrepreneurs who have suffered major financial losses in recent […]

Twitter to be Unblocked in Iran?

By John Lee. According to a report from The Associated Press, Iran’s new telecommunications minister, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi (pictured), says Twitter has “officially announced readiness to talk with Iran for resolving the problems,” potentially leading the way to the unblocking of the service. Iran blocked Twitter, Facebook and YouTube following protests and violence over the […]

Iran Announces Plans for Social Media Monitoring

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace announces plans for social media monitoring The Feb. 26 parliamentary elections are the first elections to take place in Iran during which Telegram will be, by far, the most-used […]

How Internet Censorship Protects Iranian Businesses

By Mahmoud Pargoo, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran continues to restrict access to US-based social media networks such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as well as many other websites considered immoral or against its national security. Late last month, even Telegram, […]