Iran Cracks Down on Internet Use, Foreign Media
Posted in: Censorship at 17/06/2009 16:32
In the days following Iran's election, the government has slowed the speed of the Internet and limited access to Web sites in ways that show the growing technical skills of the country's Web censors.
The government has clamped down on traffic by apportioning less bandwidth to so-called Internet connection providers -- of which there are about 90 in Iran -- that provide Web access to the country's hundreds of Internet service providers.
Iran's regime cracks down on opposition and media
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, last night dismissed protests over last week's election as the work of "tension seekers" following a fourth day of protests in Tehran, and appeared to rule out any change to the outcome of the poll by referring to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the "elected president".
Khamenei's appeal for calm followed an apparent concession when the regime promised to recount some votes cast in Friday's disputed election, officially won by Ahmadinejad. But the authorities rejected demands by the defeated Mir Hossein Mousavi to annul the election.