What’s Inaccessible in Iran?

If you’re paying attention to the news (or even if you aren’t), it would be hard to miss what’s happening in Iran.  As the press is stifled and Web sites are blocked, activists turn to Twitter to ensure their voices will be heard.  We’ve been noticing many reports from the Iranian Twittersphere on Web sites that are blocked and we want you to know that Herdict can help keep track.

To view sites currently reported inaccessible (and accessible) in Iran, view our detailed country page.  And as always, to report a site, visit the Herdict Reporter or download one of our browser add-ons.

But remember – Herdict is not always an indicator of filtering – some sites that are reportedly inaccessible may simply be down, or you may be experiencing a network error.  But the more people who report to Herdict, the more accurate our data can be!

For more information on ongoing censorship in Iran:

*The OpenNet Initiative has just released a new study on filtering and surveillance in Iran.

*Berkman fellow Ethan Zuckerman was quoted in this BusinessWeek article on the possibility of a Twitter Revolution in Iran.

*Berktern Rebekah Heacock and Research Director Rob Faris present excellent analysis on the situation on the ONI Blog.

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About the Author: Jillian York

Jillian C. York is the Project Coordinator for the OpenNet Initiative and the part of the Herdict team that you should contact if you have any questions about other-language instances of the site or international press. She created most of the textual content on the site, so if you spot something funny, let her know! She's also the face behind the @Herdict Twitter feed.

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