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Gary R. Bunt

Iran Intranet

This is a significant story (and relates to some of the themes in 'Hashtag Islam'): Radio Farda, Iran Says Its Intranet Almost Ready To Shield Country From 'Harmful' Internet

"Saied Reza Ameli, professor of communications at Tehran university, and a mid-ranking cleric, said the government and the private sector have so far allocated nearly 120 trillion rials (approximately $285m), and 70 trillion rials ($166m) to create the national cyber platform."

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