Iranian Blogs: WSIS & Human Rights

Shirin Ebadi, Noble Laureate, was one of speakers in World Summit for Information & Society in Tunisia.

According to Ravi(Link in Persian), Mrs. Ebadi spoke about censorship, jailed bloggers and filtering. She mentioned that Governmental NGOs are send to conferences to present false reports. She added unfortunately in some countries you can find human rights activists, writers and translators in prison because they express their opinion.

Omid Memarian’s title is Information Society & empty place of Iranian President. Omidian regrets that he couldn’t go to WSIS conference but adds fortunately some communication specialists such as Dr. Shokrkhah were present. (Link in Persian)

Hoder ( Derakhshan), Toronto based blogger , participated in Expression under Repression conference about democracy & censorship in WSIS. He talked about Iranian bloggers’ problems, cen sorship and so on. He says if British & Dutch ambassadors didn’t intervene directly meeting might be cancelled by Tunisian security forces.(Link in Persian)

Human rights has become Iranian new Parliament’s concern but not in a way that you think. Abtahi, former Vice President, writes in Two Parliamentary Points:

I read in the news that the Islamic Consultative Assembly has established a committee for human rights. But this committee is supposed to prepare reports of the violation of human rights in Europe. …..There is something wrong with our minds since Farsi proverbs occur repeatedly like: “You know how to sing the lullaby, why you are still awake?” Or “The light that can be used in the house is forbidden for use in the mosque”.

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