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Iran’s Coming “Halal” Intranet

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 5:58 pm (UTC-4)
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Is Tehran Turning Its Back On the World Wide Web? Doug Bernard | Washington DC For years, the Iranian government has been threatening to pull the plug on the world wide web, sealing the nation and its people off from the rest of the Internet. Officially, Tehran says it wants to create a “halal” Internet, […]

Soundtracks For Autocrats

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 1:37 pm (UTC-4)
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And Dialing Back On Kony 2012 And Virality Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: What’s Playing On Bashar’s iPod? Over the […]

The Coming Cyberwar With Iran?

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 11:53 am (UTC-4)

The Whens, Hows and Whys of Digital Conflict This is the first of a series of Digital Frontiers features, exploring how international tensions translate to the online world. Doug Bernard | Washington DC On January 17th, 1991, as the 34-nation coalition of Operation Desert Storm prepared for its first aerial bombardment of targets in Iraq, […]

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Building An Internet Bridge To Iran

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 10:37 pm (UTC-4)
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The Battles To Keep Iran’s Web Up And Running Doug Bernard | Washington DC It’s no secret the Iranian government doesn’t much care for the Internet. At least, when it comes to their own citizens. While maintaining its oil and financial industries’ links to the rest of the world via the Internet, Tehran continues to […]

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Hacking the Persian Gulf

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-4)

Conflicts in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Heat Up The Web Doug Bernard | Washington DC UPDATE Jan. 13, 2012: While 0xOmar seems to have submerged, at least for the moment, he’s inspired a little like-minded payback from Israel. Tel Aviv’s Ma’Ariv newspaper is reporting that an hacker named “0xOmer“, believed to be Israeli citizen […]

Google Goes Back to Iran

Posted January 19th, 2011 at 1:08 pm (UTC-4)
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“We want the people of Iran to have access to the same information as people in other countries in the world.” – Scott Rubin, Google

Blogs As Journalism In Iran

Posted April 13th, 2010 at 3:37 pm (UTC-4)
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Iran is home to one of the most vibrant and active blogging cultures in all the Islamic world.  This in a nation whose government has an ambivalent relationship with bloggers – at best. VOA’s Doug Bernard has this look at how the Internet is changing the way Iranians learn about the world – and how […]

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