Iran’s president has demanded that the religious authorities of his country to be more tolerant of new technologies and the Internet in general. According to the BBC, during a broadcast on Iranian state television, Hassan Rohani, who in 2013 became the country’s seventh president speech, said it was vital that the new generations have access to the Net.
The crusade for greater freedom both technologically and economically in Iran has cost the Government several reviews Rohani. Last week, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said that the technologies that made possible the mobility of Internet were “immoral and illegal”. The clergy in general precludes the introduction into the country of broadband services, arguing that this allows people to share freely and easily without images can be monitored.
In recent weeks, the government has licensed mobile broadband three companies, again according to the BBC, but experts say the number of Iranians who have access to this service is still very low.
“We can not close the doors of the world to our new generations,” Rohani said the president in his speech on Monday, while Internet has insisted that it is “crucial ” to connect with the world of science. “If we do not move at the same pace of mobile technology and were reluctant to use it, we will have to catch up tomorrow. And if not, will have to be gone tomorrow,” he said.
In 2009, the former Iranian government clamped down to the opening of the new information technologies that granted to citizens and criticized the main social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. Since then, many Iranians tend to use the Internet through international proxies or skipping controls with different tools offered on the Internet.