Iranian Blogs challenge President
December 11, 2003 8:21 PM   Subscribe

Iranian bloggers challenge the President in the Summit: It all started from a post on the Geneva Summit's blog, DailySummit, asking Iranians to report on the Net censorship. Then, they asked them to post their questions for the Iranian President, who was going to have a press conference. Then reporters asked the questions from the president: Is the there a blacklist for Iranian websites? Do you read Persian weblogs? How hard is it to connect to the Net in Iran? Later they asked tougher questions from the Minister of Telecommunications: Why don't they public the blacklist? Why Sina Motallebi, the blogger, was arrested? Isn't the summit about how technology benefits democracy and human rights? Blogs can definitely be a big part of the answer.
posted by hoder (6 comments total)
The hardliners in Iran made a mistake : alow the people to attend Universities.

Suddenly, knowledge wants more.
posted by the fire you left me at 8:28 PM on December 11, 2003

Another informative post. Thanks, Hoder.

Lots of very valid questions.
posted by swerdloff at 8:35 PM on December 11, 2003

The internet looks like the wedge that just might split open a democratic government over there. As Anil said, who would have thought the president of Iran would talk about weblogs before the president of the United States.
posted by mathowie at 8:51 PM on December 11, 2003

This is fantastic! Thanks for the links, hoder.
posted by homunculus at 9:35 PM on December 11, 2003

Amazing find, hoder, much thanks.
posted by alicesshoe at 9:46 PM on December 11, 2003

[this is good]
posted by plep at 12:53 AM on December 12, 2003

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