Tuesday, November 29, 2005

More on Iranian Blogs

Courtesy of Norm Geras, here's a terrific overview from the Daily Telegraph of the struggle between Iranian bloggers and their country's repressive Islamist regime:

Iran is fighting a constant battle against dissenters who are using the internet to voice criticism of the Islamic Republic and to push for freedom and democracy.

With the closure of most independent newspapers and magazines in Iran, blogging - publishing an online diary - has become a powerful tool in the dissidents' arsenal by providing individuals with a public voice.

An Iranian blogger known as Saena, wrote recently: "Weblogs are one weapon that even the Islamic Republic cannot beat."

I certainly hope that proves true.


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