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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  (Source: UN)
The "connected" generation in Iran continues to push the envelope

Political analysts continue to monitor internet usage in Iran, noticing a younger, more tech-savvy generation put added pressure on the Iranian government to open up the flow of information.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his government have worked diligently to try and obstruct the flow of communication through the country -- but continues to leave gaping loopholes that can be exploited by tech-friendly computer users.

Using the power of the internet, teenagers in Iran are sending messages, videos and other published information to one another throughout the country.  Specifically, they also are sharing information with people in the Middle East and the rest of the world at an alarming rate.  

The Iranian government will continue to try and censor the media and internet, but will likely suffer a defeat, as more viral videos are recorded and shared.  Furthermore, people outside of Iran are using the internet to show support for Iranians, a notion that wasn't shared just a few years ago. 

I'm curious to see how Iranian citizens continue to stay one step ahead of the government, which is looking to continually shut them down.  Unlike China, it doesn't seem like the Iranian government looks to actively jail bloggers on such a large scale, but that doesn't mean they are able to publish content without any repercussions.

In the future, look for younger internet users inside Iran to continue showing some of the real world situations that average citizens must deal with.



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By MrPoletski on 10/5/2009 10:10:38 PM , Rating: 2
Let them build their civilian nuclear facilities, but constantly monitor them, stop telling them they are breaking the non-proliferation treaty when they are not and others doing the shouting are, start talking to them like they are not the bogey man and are a serious economic power in the world of oil in the ME, instead of mistranslating and jumping to conclusions about his holocaust denial and actually bother to ask him for clarification on what he meant to see if he is the 'Jew hater' he is made out to be.

Iran is supposed to be such a big threat.. to whom? they have a smaller military budget than greece and there is no evidence at all to suggest they are building a nuclear weapon. This latest 'secret plat revealed' is rubbish too, they declared its existance exactly in accordance with the NNPT rules. and you have Israel there with 200+ undeclared nuclear warheads, in total violation of their unsigned copy of the NNPT (and have a huge military and a demonstrated will to use it offensively) but we are expecting Iran to be sanctioned because they started building something before telling anyone about it (but 180 days before any nuclear material goes to site, as is the rules of the NNPT).

The difference in scale of nuclear 'misbehaviour' is immense. Thats like drunk cop with BAC .4 pulling you over coz he heard you accidently swallowed a bit of your alcohol based mouthwash this morning.


By JKflipflop98 on 10/6/2009 5:51:11 PM , Rating: 2
While this gentleman's view may not be popular in our neck of the woods, he does speak the truth.


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