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Iran highlights how governments continue to use Internet freedom as a weapon-Newshubweek

People hold signs and chant slogans during a protest over the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini outside the Iranian Consulate on September 21, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Written by Arindam

Once again, we bear witness to the ugly truth of how repression and totalitarian authority can quickly spark reaction and subsequent preventative action by those who rule. This time the backdrop is Iran.

Mahas Amini’s death has provoked widespread anger and demonstrations which have sadly resulted in many more deaths. It’s not the first time that Iranian women have demonstrated against the compulsory wearing of the hijab, a movement that has persisted in the face of persecution by the Iranian authorities. However, something that has changed since those early demonstrations back in the 1970s is the emergence of a new tool to help activists – digital technology

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