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Iranian Netizens Shocked, Saddened by Death of Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, the American celebrity chef whose tragic death was announced Friday, is admired by Iranians not only for his popular TV show and great talent, but also for the positive image on Iran he conveyed to the rest of the world.

Iran Calls for International Cooperation against Cyber Terrorism

A senior Iranian official has emphasized the need to strengthen international judicial cooperation in countering cyber-terrorism.

Six Iranian Ministers, Two MPs Call for Unlocking Twitter

Six Iranian ministers as well as two lawmakers, all of whom are members of the council in charge of filtering, have called for removing the 9-year ban on people’s access to Twitter.

Iran President Says Telegram Not Blocked by His Administration

The Iranian president says it was not his administration that blocked the Telegram messaging service, nor is the ban approved by the government.

Judiciary Not Allowed to Block Telegram without Security Council’s Approval: Gov’t

The Iranian government, in a statement on Tuesday, has blasted the Judiciary’s ban on the popular messaging app Telegram.

Iran ICT Minister Censures Judiciary’s Blocking of Telegram

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has criticised a decision to block the popular messaging app Telegram in Iran, saying it was no solution to concerns regarding the messenger in the country.

Telegram to Be Fully Blocked in Iran Based on Court Ruling

The Iranian Judiciary has issued an order completely banning the use of the Telegram messaging application over the harm it has done to the country’s security, culture and economy during the past few years.

“Telegram, Safe Haven for Criminal Groups”

With its feature to provide users with anonymity, the popular messaging app Telegram has turned into a safe haven for criminal groups of different types.

“Over 12 Million Iranians Join Domestic Messaging Apps”

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace says over 12 million Iranians have opened accounts on home-grown messaging services in recent weeks.

Iran President Vows Not to Restrict Social Media

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says removing the monopoly of foreign messaging apps by reinforcing domestic ones does not mean other social networks must be restricted.

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