Lifting Iran’s Electronic Curtain Means Keeping Up with the Cyber Army

February 8th, 2013   Theme: Internet Freedom

With the upcoming presidential elections in Iran on June 14, the international community—particularly election monitors and free expression activists—should be very worried about the plight of Iran’s netizens. They rely heavily on circumvention tools, such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and proxy websites, to access the tens of thousands of websites blocked by Iran’s centralized filtering system, but observers say this practice is not keeping pace with Iran’s expanding capability for online repression.

Read the article by Freedom House’s Gigi Alford in Azad Tribune – Article 19

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