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  • Statement

    Two months ago we published a statement announcing the resignation of Ali K Bangi following public allegations of sexual assault and forcible confinement. This was the first time we had heard about these allegations. We were left with many questions and concerns about how this might impact our work, our team and our communities. And […]

  • Statement on Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Ali K Bangi

    On Nov 21, 2017, we learned that Ali K Bangi appeared in court on a charge of sexual assault. We are deeply disturbed by this and take all reports of sexual assault very seriously. Immediately upon learning about the court appearance, we met with Mr. Bangi about the accusations which gave rise to the charge. […]

  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence: Iran, Women and the Internet

    Women’s Rights in Iran The UN’s gender inequality index ranks Iran 109th among 149 countries. According to the report, which measures reproductive health, empowerment and the economic activity of women, empowerment remains low in Iran with only 3% of women holding seats in parliament at that time, a low ratio despite the relatively high level […]

  • Meidoon Watch Weekly VII

    What were you reading this week ? So much happened in the world, in the cyber world, and in Meidoon’s world. The good, the bad, and the ugly, here on Meidoon Watch Weekly. 500 Million T Restaurant Fraud in Tehran Breaking Bread, 23,500 Facebook Likes and Shares An Italian restaurant in Tehran has effortlessly stolen […]

  • Call for Submissions: Uncensored Web Poster Exhibition

    As part of our second annual Iran Cyber Dialogue conference to be held on April 1, 2014, at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, ASL19 and Psiphon invite all graphic designers, and artists worldwide to respond to the subject of Internet censorship and submit a poster. As a global issue, censorship is […]

  • Learn more about uProxy: live Q&A with Lucas Dixon from Google Ideas

    You might not realize it, but every time you connect to a website, your information travels through various locations. For example, it may travel from your computer to a WiFi hotspot, an Internet service provider, and then on to an international gateway before arriving at the site. This journey matters because it is at each […]

  • Information Controls: Iran’s Presidential Elections

    Information Controls: Iran’s Presidential Elections is a collaboration between ASL19 and Psiphon. It evaluates the role and impact of information controls during the Iranian Presidential elections in 2013. This report utilizes a mixed method approach of examining both political events and data from Psiphon3 usage in Iran. The report looks at three periods, before, during, and […]

  • Ayatollah’s Khamenei’s Do’s and Don’ts for the June 14, 2013 Presidential Elections

    Released on his website on April 17, 2013,  the Supreme Leader announces the Do’s and Don’ts of a free and fair election.      

  • The Red-Lines of Ahmadinejad’s Opinion in Iranian Media: Criticism of the Nuclear Negotiations

    The nuclear issue remains a topic dominating International headlines within the Western world, however ASL19 and the Iran Media Program have been following the story closely within Iranian media. The second round of nuclear negotiations of P5+1 group concluded with an impasse during the latest round of nuclear negotiations in Almaty, Kazakhestan. While dialogue remains […]

  • Media and the Elections: Back to Press after Nowruz Holidays

    This piece was originally posted with the Iran Media Program. This past Saturday Iran resumed regular business hours after more than 15 days of Nowruz holidays, during which print media were temporarily at a standstill. Despite the standstill in the production of daily news, Year in Reviews have become a common publishing practice for many newspapers, covering […]

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