Iran

79 million people
4,520 USD GNI (PPP)
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jason rezaian

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian has been convicted by Iran’s Revolutionary Court. 

The wrongfully imprisoned student activist Bahareh Hedayat received an extended prison sentence by Branch 28 of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court. 

Research Manager, Freedom on the Net

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.

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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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