Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Iran to Block Private Internet Access for General Elections

Islamic Republic Of Iran may draw the stopper on bloggers and Web Masters just in clip for general legislative elections on March 14, the International Herald Tribune reported.

Several million users will not be able to follow political news or entree Web land sites oprated by political political parties during the biggest Internet blackout in the nation's history, reported the Tribune.

Iranian functionaries offered differing public accounts for why the democracy would curtail private entree to the Internet, according to the Tribune.

"Shutting down the Internet service will depend on security programs and on the Ministry of Telecommunication," Inside Curate Mostafa Pourmohammadi told an Persian day-to-day quoted by the Tribune.

Another election functionary told the Persian fourth estate that an Internet blackout would guarantee that authorities online service would run without breaks despite recent ascents to its lines.

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