Other Cultures And The Internet

from the everyone-responds-differently dept

The Nando Times has a number of articles today which show how some other cultures have been dealing with the internet. In Iran, the internet seems to be taking off. The article mainly focuses on one town that was wired up with some help from someone from that town who received a degree in the US. The article points out that Iran doesn’t censor the internet, but that might just be because many religious clerics don’t know about it yet. Meanwhile, in Egypt, a web developer has been sentenced to prison for posting to the web a sexually explicity poem that was written by his father. Then, in China, it turns out that many ISPs are self-censoring websites instead of waiting to be forced to censor certain websites by the government.

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