Blocked In Iran

Jadi at Inside Iran is finding where a lot of Iranians have their persian weblogs is being blocked by the govt. after trouble logging onto his account he looked around and confirmed from other bloggers they are having the same problem:

Today ITNA | Iranian Technology News Agency published (in Persian) : ….
One of the managers of the filtering system confirms that they’ve got the request of the “”s blocking from the authorities and as it’s IP shares with the whole, we blocked both was the host of many Iranian bloggers who wanted to be safe. We also have domestic blogging system but they are strictly controlled by the government and your blog might be DELETED for a political sentence or a criticism. This way – by blocking – I think the authorities are going to restrict the blogging community to the domestic servers and have a full control on what people publish in their weblogs.

Dammit, quite apart from issues of censorship does this mean the IRI are not fans of Iran Blogapalooza? This does seem to tie in with some stories of a more than usually strict crackdown by a paranoid govt. fully aware the US are breathing down their necks. Not good.

5 Responses to “ Blocked In Iran”

  1. Rafael Says:

    Funny thing, I have a few hits from Iran in the last week or so. I guess I can’t expect any more of those for awhile.

  2. RickB Says:

    Try not to take it personally, although if Ahmadinejad namechecks ‘Ruins Of Empire’ as the real reason he blocked access I’ll let you know.

  3. naj Says:

    hmm, is blogger and blogspot the same google entity?
    One must not despair though, Iranians are AVID lock-breakers! the shall pierce a hole and flow away!

    ( I studied in Tehran Polytechnic (Amir Kabir) for a few years, many years ago, before internet had become a public phenomenon … at the beginning of the “Machine Language” class, after going over the course outline and etc, the professor said: instead of all that work if you can hack and crack into the universities mainframes, you’ll pass with an A! )


  4. RickB Says:

    Hey Naj, yeah blogger is blogspot, I’m not sure the situation now, some blogger users seems ok. I think that prof had the right idea, nothing like practical real world problems to inspire students, censorship is always like that a game of cat and mouse, so silly.

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