How to unblock internet filter in Iran


SCE Campaign
by SCE Campaign

Many website including are blocked by government of Iran. An Iranian developer has come up with a new add-on that turns Firefox into a proxy that bypasses Internet censorship.

By Sami Ben Gharbia ( courtesy: Global Voices Online)

Based on Hamed Saber's Access Flickr Firefox extension, which enables users to circumvent the filter currently in effect in Iran and in a few other countries that block Flickr, the popular photo-sharing website, another Iranian developer, MohammadR, has released FreeAccess Plus!, a nifty extension that turns Firefox into a proxy that bypasses censorship on popular Web 2.0 websites such as YouTube,, Flickr,,,, MySpace, Hi5 and others. Many of those web sites are barred in Iran.

MohammadR is very satisfied with the response FreeAccess Plus! has garnered so far within the Iranian blogsphere. On Balatarin (which means “the highest” in Persian), an Iranian version of Digg, 23 people have voted for a story that praises the FreeAccess Plus! extension as something that is "making miracles” (معجزه میکنید)."
"Some major Persian bloggers wrote about this extension before it was made available on the Mozilla Addons site," MohammadR told Global Voices Advocacy. "Only during the first week, FreeAccess Plus! has been downloaded 150 times. Now, after about one month from it's release, it has been downloaded more than 3,500 times," he added.

MohammadR said that FreeAccess Plus! is very simple to install. “Just go to, and on the bottom of the page, click the "Install Now" button. This will pop up a new window where you will be asked to confirm the installation, click again on "Install Now."

Note that you need to restart Firefox before the extension works." Just install the plugin and restart your browser; and Firefox will do the rest! You will be able to access Youtube, Flickr, MySpace and all websites listed on the add-ons page.

MohammedR hopes that his FreeAccess Plus! plugin will serve his fellow citizens by helping them bypass the censorship that is targeting the social web. "Most of the Iranian bloggers were unhappy about the unreasonable blocking of Web 2.0 and social networking websites," he says. P.S: For more information about the web 2.0 censorship and anti-censorship, please refer to Global Voices' Access Denied Map.


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Give me a goddamn break!

by ClassiqueCrime (not verified) on

are you retards?!
you gotta use VPN to ignore censorship in any stage of security!
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by emma (not verified) on

why have you blocked MSN please can you unblock it because ther's nothing wronge whith it please can you email me with the answer



by Faribors Maleknasri M.D. (not verified) on

the most helpfull way developping IT is just the sensorship. traying to unblock the sensors in the ISLAMIC REPUBLIC of IRAN - so I think - just as any other recommended activity must be first justified by reasons which declare thier neccessity. apparently Such an neccessity does exist for Iranians - for me are Iranians the ones who have founded thier ISLAMIC REPUBLIC of IRAN, are living there and are willing to protect what they have achieved in the last 30 years - but only for one who tries to develop the IT-technology. a very admirable job. After achieving not negligible results to break the wall, so will the other side develop new techniks to fire back and so on. This is - up to my opinion - the only positive side of the struggling to break the "Sensoreship". It is more than evident for me that Iranians do not like, do not want what others use to call democracy. Greeting

Jahanshah Javid

Give it a try

by Jahanshah Javid on

Filtering is a serious problem in Iran. So far proxies and filter-breaker software have had limited success in bypassing official censorship. It would be great if someone in Iran tests this new tool and give a review.