Review: Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran

Author(s) Zuzana Krihova
Contact Zuzana Kříhová, Charles University, Celetná 20, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic. E-mail:
Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, 2012, pp. 95-97
Published November 10, 2012
Type Book Review
Abstract Sreberny and Khiabany's book Blogistan deals with various paradoxes and contradictions of Iranian policy towards the information and communication technologies (ICTs). Placing the Iranian blogosphere within the rapidly modernized telecommunication sector and looking at the democratic potentials of the Internet being suppressed by Iranian state policies, Blogistan reveals how the contradictions between the development of ICTs and its state's control as well as tension between market interests and revolutionary claims create a contradictory blogosphere in Iran.