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Iranian Entities Facing Sanctions for Censorship Links


Iranian Entities Facing Sanctions for Censorship Links

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)
  • Government agency in charge of broadcasting
  • Produces several television and radio channels

Iranian Cyber Police
  • Blocks content the government finds objectionable, monitors e-mail and text messages
  • Arrested a blogger for reportedly posting anti-government comments

Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA)
  • Enforces government requirements to filter Internet content
  • Blocks hundreds of websites to prevent access to foreign news agencies

Iran Electronics Industries (IEI)
  • Produced system Iran uses to monitor text messages
  • Offers other services related to jamming an eavesdropping

Source: U.S. Department of Treasury
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