This post provides an early look at Small Media’s project ‘Chaos and Control: The Competing Tensions of Internet Governance in Iran’ which will examine the international backdrop of internet governance against which Iran’s internet regulations are formulated. This project is being undertaken with support from the Internet Policy Observatory.
Using proxy servers in Iran, researchers Collin Anderson and Nima Nazeri scanned 800,000 Persian language Wikipedia articles. Every blocked article was identified and blocked pages were divided into ten categories to determine the type of content to which state censors are most adverse.
Sohrab Mahdavi, co- founder of the bilingual magazine TehranAvenue.com, presented this essay at the symposium Iran: Art and Discourse, held at Asia Society on October 26th and cohosted by the Center for Global Communication Studies. I recently translated a rather…Read More