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Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki

Imprisoned blogger in grave condition; medical care denied because he won’t ‘confess’

An imprisoned blogger and online dissident is in grave condition with a kidney infection, and authorities are denying him medical attention. Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki (pictured) has been imprisoned since 2009 on charges of spreading “propaganda” against the clerical regime and of […]

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Iranian ‘intelligence operation’ targeted dissidents’ secure communications

The Iranian intelligence service has hacked into sensitive computer security systems and reportedly stolen electronic identification certificates for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Skype and Mozilla (Firefox). The purpose was


Leaderless Egyptian revolution faces identity crisis

Something for Iran's young revolutionaries to think about: Now that they have accomplished their objective of ousting President Hosni Mubarak, leaders of Egypt's Facebook revolution are now in

BBC Persian

US helps BBC defeat Iran regime jamming

The US Department of State is paying to develop countermeasures to the Iranian regime's jamming of the BBC's Persian-language TV and Internet services.

The solutions include anti-jamming technology and


Iran better than China at Internet censorship – but dissidents stay ahead

The Iranian regime has more sophisticated Internet controls than the People's Republic of China, which was believed to have set the world standard on Web censorship. After the European

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Fearful security forces continue wrecking home satellite dishes

Betraying its fear of the power of satellite TV, security forces continue to destroy privately-owned satellite dishes in Tehran. Citizen-made videos showed authorities destroying satellite dishes on

Facebook a ‘treasure trove of information for dictators’

Facebook has been crucial to the speed and success of international democratic movements and is vital to organizers in Iran. However, by refusing to allow activists in repressed


Regime banned reporters & shut down Internet to block news of protests

The Islamic Republic of Iran banned foreign reporters from covering the March 1 protests, and now the Iran Channel has learned that the regime has practically shut down

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WSJ: US & Europe-based Iranians have increased role in protests

Iranian activists living outside their country are increasingly calling the shots in the broad-based protest movement against the regime, the Wall Street Journal

Twitter activism

How to be a Twitter activist

Twitter is a great way for activists to network with friends, compatriots and supporters in your country and around the world. The social networking tool has been important