What effect is digital technology having on efforts to defend and improve press and broadcasting freedom in Iran?
While digital technology in the forms of mobile phone cameras, the Internet and social media has helped the word of the people of Iran get out, and expose the brutality of the regime, it has done little to improve press and broadcasting freedom in the country.
Yes the stories and pictures get out to international news agencies such as the BBC and CNN, but what about press and media in Iran? They still face the same government control, the same restrictions and the same intimidation.
Hopefully with the exposure, international pressure will mount and the country’s press will gain confidence, but until then the Iranian government still maintains control over the nation’s media.