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media censored in Iran— assignment 2

November 8th, 2010 · 4 Comments
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In the article “Media and Sovereignty”, by Monroe E Price, discuses about the roles of the media and explains how the government needs to regulate or put regulations on the media in order for the government not to overpower the economy. The media has been spreading from what I have read through this article. The government is in charge and has a very powerful saying to the people. Many different technologies have been invented in the past years like different internet sites across the world. These internet sites are spreading and the government doesn’t like that.
The government in Iran have put limited to their citizens. They are banded from viewing certain information and are limited to the amount of internet time they can use daily. All of these are due to the Iranian Islamic Republic laws. Many things at are censored includes information’s that relates to democracy, pornography, news sources, and many wed sites including youtube and facebook. Also more censured medias include anything at is able to reach a marginal audience, like television, print media, radio, films, museums and the Internet. Most forms of media are vetted for acceptability by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. i guess Iran isnt like the USA with freedom of speech. I dont think i would be able to live in Iran with all these regulations.

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  • 1    amy72089 // Nov 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I enjoyed your post Roya.. I agree, i really cant imagine living in a world without facebook,, especially since we have such easy access to it from our cell phones.. its sad to hear how the government controls so much of its citizens lives. As for the pornography, i wonder if its banned for religious reasons, or just because it is giving the people too much freedom of expression. Its interesting because everything here in America screams “sex appeal”, and im sure that is the exact opposite of Iran.

  • 2    Roya // Nov 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    i think the fact that pornography is banned is because of religious reasons. i cant see a world without facebook ether. its part of everyones life.

  • 3    nataliedurack // Nov 10, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I enjoyed your post as well, it appears that the Iranian government is trying to manipulate the people into thinking “their way”. Just like during th 2009 protests when the Iranian people were blocked from using twitter, and youtube.

  • 4    Prof. Hala // Nov 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Important examples of media censorship in Iran (including some I didn’t even know about, like “wed” sites, but then I figured it out). I’m not sure I understand your opening point, that government needs to regulate media in order “for the government not to overpower the economy.” Is that what’s happening in Iran in your opinion?

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