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  1. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian women cast off hijab for Facebook freedom campaign

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Iranian women cast off the hijab Thousands of Iranian women are taking off their veils and publishing pictures of themselves online, igniting a debate about the freedom to wear or not wear the hijab. A Facebook page set up by London-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad 10 days ago has attracted more than 130,000 likes, with women across Iran sending unveiled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511464/iranian-women-cast-hijab-facebook-freedom-campaign
  2. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vetoes plan to ban Whats-App

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... Rouhani has vetoed a plan to ban WhatsApp, following a row over censorship of the popular messaging application, media reports said. Access to social networks, including Twitter and Facebook ... after Facebook bought the messaging service for US$19 billion in February, be stopped. "The issue of banning Whats- App was raised. The president has ordered a halt on [banning] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506723/iranian-president-hassan-rouhani-vetoes-plan-ban-whats-app
  3. News - World - IRAN

    Facebook, Twitter blocked in Iran again after 'glitch' had lifted filters

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tehran Tehran blocks social networks again The joy of Iran's Facebook and Twitter fans was short-lived as authorities yesterday restored blocks on social networks ... Khoramabadi, from the board overseeing internet access in Iran. But it could also point to increasing internal struggles between groups seeking to reopen Facebook and other social networking sites, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1311793/facebook-twitter-blocked-iran-again-after-glitch-had-lifted-filters
  4. News - World - IRAN

    'Happy' video arrests in Iran underscore political tensions

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:40pm by AP

    ... and on Saturday he articulated a moderate stance about the internet, which remains tightly regulated by authorities. Sites such as YouTube and Facebook are blocked by censors, though many Iranians use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1518195/happy-video-arrests-iran-underscore-political-tensions
  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran launches an Islamic alternative to YouTube

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Broadcasting deputy chief Lotfollah Siahkali said on Sunday. A Facebook page dedicated to Mehr is providing links to some of its content, including music clips produced in Iran. Iran has consistently ... of foreign websites authorities see as undermining the Islamic regime, including popular social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, as well as the online pages of many Western media outlets, blogs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1102403/iran-launches-islamic-alternative-youtube
  6. News - World - IRAN

    Questions raised over differences in photos of Iranian space monkey

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... mission. A previous attempt to send a primate into space failed in 2011. On Facebook, a comment below the photos of the primate reads: the monkey "went into space and met a doctor who removed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1142631/questions-raised-over-differences-photos-iranian-space-monkey
  7. News - World - IRAN

    Jubilation in Iran as moderate cleric brings hope of change

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 11:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... During the election campaign, many foreign travellers had trouble getting visas. Internet censorship was tightened, with access to Facebook, Gmail and foreign media sites such as BBC blocked. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1262021/iranians-celebrate-streets-new-president-hassan-rowhani
  8. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian authorities deny controlling internet access ahead of presidential polls

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in Iran: the election comes, the internet goes," it said. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and numerous other sites, including thousands of Western ones, have been censored in Iran since massive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1241432/iranian-authorities-deny-controlling-internet-access-ahead-presidential

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