Iran

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

News & Updates

In response to the decision by Judge Mohamad Mog

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense, Women's Rights
Regions: 
Middle East and North Africa
Adrian Shahbaz
Research Analyst

The ultimate test of the agreement’s success may be whether it creates space for systemic changes that make Iran less threatening, regardless of the technology it possesses. 

In response to demonstrators in Tehran raising the issue of greater civil rights after Iran reached agreement with six nations to limit Tehran’s nuclear capabilities, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Issues: 
Elections, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Middle East and North Africa

The United States should make Jason Rezaian's release a top priority in its dealings with Iran, says Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon. 

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Middle East and North Africa

Signature Reports

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

Programs

Freedom House supports Iran's pro-democracy movement and human rights defenders as they resist the Iranian regime's surveillance and repression.