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News ID: 5492
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 9:04 - 15 November 2014
Tehran, YJC. Iran’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology Mahmoud Vaezi has said that the government is planning a 3-stage procedure for censoring the internet for domestic users.

Vaezi who was speaking in the sidelines of the 20th Press and News Agencies Exhibition on Friday said that the censorship program is one of the tasks on the ministry’s agenda which is being closely followed.

In the past 8 months, numerous contracts have been dealt with science and research institutions to carry out the project, he maintained.

He added "The government is intent to arrange the internet in a way that people would be able to use the internet and messaging social apps in a desirable way.”

"Families too believe that morally apprehensive websites which damage the family have to be kept away from the public. So, through smart censorship, we mean only to block the destructive websites.”

Vaezi explained that in the first stage of the three-stage project which is going to start in a month, parts of some websites are going to be monitored.

The second stage will be implemented in 3 months, and the 3rd stage in about 6 months, he sai.

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