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Report: Little Progress on Internet Freedom

             On December 4, Freedom House released its fifth annual "Freedom on the Net" report, a comprehensive study of i

US Sanctions Iranian Official for Censorship

            On May 23, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned Iranian official Morteza Tamaddon for involvement in censorship.

“Happy” Video Dancers Released by Police

            On May 21, six young Iranians detained for appearing in a video singing along to Pharrell William’s “Happy” were

Report: Is Iran a Cyber Power?

            Iran could pose a challenge to the United States despite its limited cyber warfare capabilities, according to a new report by t

Infographic: Internet Censorship

            The following infographic by the University of Pennsylvania’s Tags: Censorship, internet, Iran, Reports

E.U. Sanctions Cyber Police, Judges and Media

            On March 11, the European Union announced new sanctions against Iranian cyber police, judges, and media officials linked to th

Video: Iranians Candid on One Wish

            Iranian graphic artist Ali Molavi asked 50 people in Tehran: “What’s your wish for today?” At first timid, t

U.S. "Appalled" After Blogger Dies in Iran Prison

            On November 9, the United States condemned Iran's persecution of blogger Sattar Beheshti, who

On Nowruz, Obama Calls for End to “Electronic Curtain”

Remarks of President Obama Marking Nowruz 

U.S. to Support Internet Freedom in Iran

Fact Sheet: Treasury interpretive guidance and statement of licensing policy on internet freedom in Iran 

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