Sunday, August 13, 2006

Internet in Iran

The Mercury News:
INTERNET BOOM: At least 5 million of Iran's 65 million people regularly use the Internet, according to estimates by international agencies. The figure is expected to grow sharply in the next decade. Nearly half of Iran's population is under 25.

BLOGS: The number of Iranian-oriented blogs certainly runs in the tens of thousands, but there has been no definitive survey. READ MORE

SANCTIONED SITES: Despite the crackdown, Iranian authorities are still Net-friendly in some cases. A growing number of clerics use the Internet to help train students and conduct religious research.