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Iran's 'No Browse' Zone


Iran's 'No Browse' Zone

BLOCKED SITES: Iran's state Information Technology Company announced in September 2006 that more than 10 million websites were being "filtered" in Iran. They included the following, organized by category.

Forums, Sharing, and Entertainment:

The Google-owned Internet social network system www.orkut.com

The video-sharing website www.youtube.com

The photo-sharing website and web services www.flickr.com

The Kurdish version of Wikipedia's online encyclopedia www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdish

Social and Human Rights:

London-based www.amnesty.org, one of the world's leading human rights defenders

New York-based Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org, also one of the leading human rights defenders in the world

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders www.rsf.org, a leading media watchdog

The official website of the Tahkim Vahdat Organization, the largest reformist university organization in Iran www.advarnews.us. The group covers news concerning student activism in Persian

The www.gozaar.org website, a monthly Persian-English journal devoted to democracy and human rights

The www.meydaan.com website, a Persian site dedicated to women's rights and activism in Iran

News and Politics:

The Prague- and Washington-based www.radiofarda.com, a joint venture of RFE/RL and VOA covering news in Persian

The Persian service of the London-based BBC www.bbc.co.uk/persian

The Persian service of the Washington-based Voice of America www.voanews.com/persian

The Amsterdam-based www.radiozamaneh.com, which covers news in Persian

The pro Islamic Republic Tehran based www.baztab.ir covering political and social issues

Brussels-based www.gooya.com, featuring articles by journalists and political figures

The Amsterdam-based daily journal www.roozonline.com, which features articles and interviews in Persian and English

Weblogs:

The Google-owned blog publishing system www.blogger.com

The Harvard-based www.globalvoicesonline.org, a blog that summarizes events in the blogosphere in every corner of world

Numerous personal weblogs from around the world, both in Persian and English, with different views and focusing on different subjects including:

www.doomdam.com (satirical blog)

www.kosoof.com (photo blog)

www.khorshidkhanoom.com

www.z8un.com

www.sibiltala.blogspot.com

www.kamangir.net

www.jomhour.org

(source: Radio Farda)

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