Sep 18, 2007 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

People in Iran will not be able to access the Google search engine, along with its Gmail e-mail service. This is reported by an ONI reporter on Monday. Along with these sites, there are some other foreign sites that will not be accessible to Iranian users from Monday morning. This step was taken by the Iran Government, as a part of a clampdown on material deemed to be offensive. This is what reported by local Mehr news agency on last Monday.

In support of this act, Hamid Shahriari, the secretary of Iran's National Council of Information said, “I can confirm these sites have been filtered. But no specific reason was given by him why the Google sites were blocked.


Iran follows a strict censorship policy on cultural products and Internet access. So far, it has banned thousands of websites and blogs with sexual, politically critical material, women's rights and social networking sites. The new rules are for all the Internet Service Providers who use filtering programmes to prevent access to the banned sites.

Navneet Kaushal

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Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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