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EU Calls for End to Iranian Censorship

In a statement made earlier today, European Union officials announced their intentions to pressure Iran into ceasing its Internet censorship and jamming of satellite signals. In their statement, EU foreign ministers called for Iranian officials to “put an end to this electronic interference immediately.”

The Iranian government has increased its electronic censorship since last summer, when the country’s disputed national election led to a government crackdown on Internet content as well as heightened surveillance measures. According to statements released by Iranian officials earlier this month, this censorship extends to several government opposition websites supported by American activists.

EU officials hope to highlight the problem of Iranian censorship at the International Telecommunications Union, especially in light of Iran’s desire to “expand its satellite channels network around the world.”

Read more at WSJ.


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