Friday, October 20, 2006

Iran Bans The Internet!

Well........sort of. Iran has just (quietly) announced that they are banning "high speed" internet in order to protect the countries "youth and Islamic values". They define high speed as anything above128 kilobytes per second, which is roughly the speed of dial up. This move is yet another attempt to stifle political dissent and to combat influence from Western cultures. Children and students will be hurt the most by this move, as they will no longer be able to access many websites on the internet. The police have also aggressively begun to crack down on satellite dishes, because watching (public) TV is now illegal in the country. The only forms of media that are allowed are state run propaganda, be it print or government produced television "programming". This is truly a sad day for the Iranian people.


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