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Hadi Nili

I am an Iranian journalist and blogger, studied Sociology, with interests and experiences in New Media and citizen journalism.
As a journalist and as an online citizen, I have been enjoying Persian blogosphere and cyberspace in Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, and Friendfeed.
I'm on twitter @HadiNili

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Iran: Facebook is ‘the most disgusting US spyware’

A high commander in Iran cyber police says Facebook is ‘the most disgusting spyware and the most dangerous warfare of the U.S.’ which is also ‘responsible for one third of...

Iran: 60% of Population Online

An organization affiliated with Iran’s government says 60 percent of Iranians are connected to the internet, 40 percent of them are young people in their 20s. Iran’s “Center For Managing...

Iran: ‘Tehran Has More Than 1 million Facebook Users’

The deputy parliament speaker says Tehran has ‘more than 1 million Facebook users’ and there are more than 200,000 in other big cities of Iran like Shiraz and Rasht. Hasan...

Iran: Police Looks For ‘Smart Control’ over Social Networking Sites

Iran's police Commander in Chief, Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghaddam says police is looking for ‘smart control’ over social networking websites. He believes this ‘smart control’ is better than a full blocking...

Iranian Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh on Hunger Strike in Prison

Iranian human rights activist, lawyer and Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh has been on hunger strike for more than four weeks in reaction to the restrictions imposed on her family...

Iran: Blogger's Family Asked To ‘Prepare A Grave’ For Him

Sources close to Iranian opposition say Sattar Beheshti, blogger and netizen, possibly died ‘due to tortures’ while he was in detention. Beheshti got arrested last week in his home. His sister says...

Iran: Imprisoned Women Journalists And Netizens Risking Death

Reporters Without Borders is ‘very worried about the state of health of eight women prisoners of conscience who began a hunger strike five days ago in protest against inhuman and...

Iran: A Blogger in Danger

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced that they are concerned about the health of Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, the jailed writer of the blog “Iran Land’s Report”. RSF says according to blogger's family...

Iran: Bloggers Urge Minister of Education to Resign

A bus in southwestern Iran overturned in southwestern Iran on Friday, October 19. Several Iranian bloggers urged the Minister of Education to resign as ‘a minimum reaction to this tragedy’....

Iran: Police is censoring ‘in affiliation with Facebook’

Commander in chief of Iran cyber police insists that the authorities would prosecute those who ‘promote immorality and prostitution’ in social network websites. Kamal Hadianfar claims [fa] that Iranian police would ‘purify’ this social network ‘with collaboration of Facebook...

Iran: Internet influence 43 % with 32.7 million users

The official report on Internet status in Iran by March 2012 indicates the influence rate is 43 percent, with 32.7 million users nationwide, 14.3 millions (18.9 %) connected to GPRS on their...

Iran: Public wear influenced by social networking websites

A report from a state-run institute says 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men in Iran, choose their wear and public appearance due to the photos they see...

Iran: ‘Zuckerberg should take action against insulting Islam’

The state-funded group, “The Islamic Revolution Council of IT and Digital Media Activists” have asked Mark Zuckerberg in an open letter to take action against those who ‘insult Islam’ in...

Iran: Jailed lawyer plays with her son

In social networking websites Iranian users are sharing a video footage of jailed lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, when she tries to play with her 4 years old son through a cabin...

Iran: #RememberIran in election anniversary

Iranian users in Twitter are sharing their ideas, memories, and feelings about Iranian 10th presidential election in June 2009, which resulted in protests called The Green Movement under the hash-tag...

Iran: Top figure hails Facebook

Iranian former president and now head of The Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who is close to reformists says: ‘Today we see that a simple free page on Facebook is...

Iran: ‘Cultural programs’ in social networks

Iran's Revolutionary Guardians'would hold cultural programs in Facebook and Twitter’, an official in IRGC says. This two major social networks are blocked in Iran and users can check them only...

Iran: Successful campaign against lashes for cartoonist

An online campaign against lashes for Iranian cartoonist turned to be successful. Mahmoud Shokrayeh was sentenced to 25 lashes for a caricature of a local MP, Ahmad Lotfi. Iranian cartoonists...

Iran: 28.5 millions have access to Internet

According to official statistics,28.5 millions of Iranians are estimated to have access to Internet connection in 1154 cities of Iran. This figures says more than 2.1 millions of this Iranian...

Iran: Government prohibits ‘foreign’ mail services

Iran's minister of communications prohibited using ‘foreign’ mail services like Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and MSN, since he believes ‘they are tools for information leak’. Reza Taghipour has asked Iranian...

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