Iran Launched Its Own YouTubeAdded: Saturday, December 29th, 2012
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The country has created its own YouTube which would only allow video on approval of the government’s regime.
Mehr, which means “affection” in Farsi, is created for Persian-speaking Internet users. Its aim is to promote and cultivate the local culture. At the moment, the URL YouTube.IR is redirecting to Fars TV, while Mehr, located at http://ir.mehr.ir, appears to be down. Anyway, the service is expected to share content specific to the country, including music videos. Iranian users will also be able to submit their own material.
Iran has blocked YouTube streaming service since 2009, when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election win was contested. At the time, a wave of protest led to the state cracking down on dissent. Politicians and political commentators in the West point out that Iran is going to censor material which would undermine the influence or rule of the regime. According to the local reports, blogs, porn, a number of Western media outlets, and even such social networks as Facebook and Twitter are banned in the country.
Criticism expressed by the US has been liberally meted out, and a number of politicians accuse Iran of trying to shield its people from the Internet. It is believed that the local censorship is the reasoning behind the American “Internet in a suitcase”, which would provide a network free from the government’s interference.
Despite the fact that it’s against the law to sell VPNs in Iran, a huge part of the country’s Internet users uses them to wriggle around filtering. Mehr.IR is seen as part of the Iranian plans to create its own working Intranet instead of allowing people to connect to the worldwide web – just as North Korea did.
Saturday, December 29th, 2012
|Sweet can`t wait to see all the hot burka`s..Black ones dark blue ones...Oh yeah!|
|As Achmed the Dead Terrorist would say:|
|Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, doesn't that just roll off your tongue what a pleasant sounding name. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,|
And I though beetlejuice was bad.
|posted by (2012-12-30 01:40:29)|
|They don't wear turban's in Iran do they?|
I thought it was mostly kick me or
kill me sign's on their back's.
|posted by (2012-12-30 06:39:15)|
|wooff urban born to be do iranis of such things lolz...actually we expect mor from this while also they ban to viewer of women lolz|
|They do not want their people to become corrupted by the trash that is out there, I can somewhat understand it, They want to keep their people with their own culture and morals, But I still think its a step to far. We can criticize Iran youtube all we want but Youtube itself is very selective with what it puts on and alot of great educational videos are taken down due to 'Hate speech'|
Instead of the west crying about Iran , who cares to be honest, Lets start realising about our own governments and our own future internet restrictions.
|@ insurgent. by corrupted you mean free to think what they want. and if your culture is hanging gay.s from street lights. its called a dictatorship. run by a little scrawny nut job in a silver suit. allahs snack bar should be nuked of the face of the planet and all his fruit loop extremists whack job peado follower's|
|v good move by iran coz google own my devils that cant hear muslims voices|
|wheres anonymous when they are needed|
|posted by (2012-12-30 21:59:18)|
|one word = control. that what its all about|
|posted by (2012-12-31 00:51:25)|
|Is that where our spare page for the U.S.A went.|
|muzzled muslim voices as they should be nobody in|
the free world wants to hear unmuzzled muslim voice's
because they have nothing to say but
regurgitated off with their heads bullshit
|Any society (if I may call them that) that advocates (in the name of their own religious beliefs) the treatment of their own citizens, as they do ..... needs much more then their own uTube!!!|
|posted by (2012-12-31 22:58:31)|
|wheres anonymous when they are needed|
|posted by (2013-01-01 02:53:23)|
|get ready for the muhr uploads|
|mehr means more in german too...|
|posted by (2013-01-01 10:47:42)|
|posted by (2013-01-01 13:40:10)|
|cant wait to see the vids on there u tube||
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