Rouhani promised “access all info globally” as a human right


Rouhani is definitely one of the modest up-to-date presidents in Iran as far as communicatons are concerned. He knows how to speak to his local and foreign audiences and understands the power of communications through social media and the internet.

During his election, he promised freedom of speech and access to information. To date, Internet is not available to all, social media sites are off limits (except if you are a leader in  the regime), satellite TV is banned for most, journalists are imprisoned…

IRGC official are cracking down on all satellite dishes and are even blocking transmissions through methods that are thought to be cancer-inducing. Why? So that Iranians can’t view TV programs that might cause them to question their respect for the regime in Tehran.

What went wrong? Did Rouhani not really mean to fulfill his promises on human rights or did the hardliners within the regime deter him from fulfilling them?



2 thoughts on “Rouhani promised “access all info globally” as a human right

  1. Embracing the truth of this Cause

    Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may unravel its secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that lie hid in its depths. Take heed that ye do not vacillate in your determination to embrace the truth of this Cause–a Cause through which the potentialities of the might of God have been revealed, and His sovereignty established. With faces beaming with joy, hasten ye unto Him. This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future. Let him that seeketh, attain it; and as to him that hath refused to seek it–verily, God is Self-Sufficient, above any need of His creatures.

    Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, pp. 85-86 #182

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