Iran's connections severed or slowed and Google Mail blocked in latest anti-Internet offensive
Posted in: Censorship at 13/02/2010 19:28
Reporters Without Borders condemns the government's latest offensive against the Internet coinciding with celebrations marking the Islamic Revolution's 31st anniversary. Online access has again been disrupted, as it is whenever opposition protests are expected.
In major cities such as Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Ahvaz and Shiraz, Internet connections have been slowed right down, restricted to certain neighbourhoods or entirely suspended in some areas for the past few days. Some mobile phone companies have blocked the sending of SMS messages since the evening of 6 February.