Blogging in Iran…maybe we can start Better Iran (SC)
August 16, 2006
Ahmadinejad Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has started a blog to counter “negative” blogs that he’s trying to squash.
Ordinary Iranian citizens are increasingly running into barriers when they try to start their own blogs.
Iranian authorities are stepping up arrests of popular bloggers as part of a wider Internet clampdown launched after hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The Internet censors are busy. Their targets include sexual content, international politics, local grumbling, chat rooms and anything else that makes the Islamic leadership uneasy.