Internet: Iran Worst of the Worst

Freedom House report on political rights and civil liberties, 2011

Freedom House has prepared this special report entitled Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, as a companion to its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World >>> Full report (pdf)


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The price

by Arj on

It's basically the price people have to pay to live under IR; paying for VPNs (which are provided by companies connected to the government and IRGC) in addition to monthly fees to access internet, pay the fine and buy a new receiver when their satellite receiver is seized, pay three times the price for a can of beer and risk public flogging... In simpler terms, this is a way of IRI slapping a mediaval style taxes and levies (which goes back to the Arab/Moslem invasion of Iran) on the secular, middle class Iranians. The religious and less affluent people are either content withouth such luxuries or can join the other side and claim their share of the loot!

Jeesh Daram

in other words

by Jeesh Daram on

If they take Internet Censorship as a new game to the Olympics, we will win a GOLD. Something to be proud of.


Mr. Javid

by Abarmard on

You are correct in saying that, but for the fun of the argument let's say that reports that puts Iran in last doesn't take in to account accessibility of Internet for population, which most have VPN and proxy servers and ultimately connected to the www.

In another report Tehran was ranked 2nd to last in the world!!!, visiting Tehran comparing to higher cities in ranking, I would absolutely disagree. Conclusion, these reports don't mean much and life goes on.

Jahanshah Javid

Bloody shame...

by Jahanshah Javid on

We're the WORST in the WORLD in EVERYTHING that MATTERS!