CGCS Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Emad Khazraee discusses the Fatwa against mobile broadband expansion in Iran.
To overcome these challenges and to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the online public environments in Iran, Khazraee and his colleagues at the Center for Global Communication Studies at University of Pennsylvania started a project for the Cartography of Iran’s online publics. The goal of the project is collecting empirical evidence that helps us to achieve a high resolution image of public online environments in Iran. As part of this project, he has conducted research on the Twitter use among Iranian users during Iran’s 2013 presidential election.
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.
Pakistan faces multiple hurdles when it comes to the development of a comprehensive, consistent, and coherent internet policy. The following post by Yelmaz Mujtaba, Sana Saleem, and Farieha Aziz will briefly look through how ad hoc censorship policies and a lack of willpower to develop infrastructure have hampered the development of Pakistan’s internet. The post will then suggest possible solutions for addressing these issues.