Iran

79 million people
4,520 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

News & Updates

In response to an Iranian court sentencing a public health researcher to death for alleged espionage, and authorities’ recent apparent house arrest of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, Freedom House issued a statement.

Eight prominent political prisoners are risking their lives with hunger strikes to protest inhumane conditions and Rouhani's inaction on human rights. 

Iran sentenced three Iranian-Americans to 10 years imprisonment on politically-motivated charges. 

Online media host and women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad discusses the cultural rift between Iran’s regime and its vibrant community of internet users.

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Special Reports

Leaping Over the Firewall: A Review of Censorship Circumvention Tools

Internet censorship poses a large and growing challenge to online freedom of expression around the world. Censorship circumvention tools are critical to bypass restrictions on the internet and thereby to protect free expression online.
 
This document provides a comparison among different circumvention tools, both in terms of their technical merits, as well as how users of these tools describe their experience with them. The countries included in this report are Azerbaijan, Burma, China and Iran.

 

Discrimination and Intolerance in Iran's Textbooks

The government of Iran is teaching the country's children to discriminate against women and minorities, to view non-Muslims with suspicion if not contempt, and to perpetuate the regime's theocratic

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Freedom House supports democracy and human rights leaders across the Middle East and North Africa region in exposing human rights abuses and pressing for reform.

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