TITLE

Attempting to Silence Iran's 'Weblogistan.'

AUTHOR(S)
DAYEM, MOHAMED ABDEL
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Summer2009, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the attempts of the Iranian government to silence bloggers. It explores the efforts to filter and block blogs to cover abuses made by the regime. It also highlights the detention and death of several bloggers who exposed negative stories against the government. It cites the death of blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi in prison under suspicious circumstances. In addition, this article discusses the growth of the number of Iranian bloggers, including the ability of women, ethnic minorities and other otherwise marginalized groups to express themselves in relative freedom.
ACCESSION #
43349957

 

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