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December 11, 2003

Do you blog? After President Khatami mentions the explosion of weblogging in Iran, Cara Swift asks: do you use weblogs, Mr President?

"I do not use weblogs," the President replied. "But I do not use many good things. My own daughters do not have weblogs but they are very active in using the internet and chat. Our youth and adolescents during high school - and university - are using weblogs very extensively. In universities, there is a lot of access and there are many internet cafes in Iran. Access for youth to the internet is very satisfactory."

David Steven @ December 11, 2003 07:27 PM | TrackBack

Comments (5)
"Access for youth to the internet is very satisfactory."

I'd have to say that would be for the Iranian youth to determine.
Taran @ December 11, 2003 08:07 PM
Could you please collect all posts from Khatami's interview in one single post so it's easier to link to it? Thanks for the good job by the way David.
Jim @ December 11, 2003 08:20 PM
Mr. Khatami is a liar!!! He does not know any thing about Iranian youth. Mr. Khatami still does not get it. The Iranian youth do not want him any longer. He is "zero" in our eyes. Long live Iran. Our freedom is on its, please stand by!!!
John @ December 12, 2003 03:16 AM
Some helpful links regarding explosion of weblogging in Iran:
Iran's Vice President Mohammad Ali Abtahi official website containing its daily writings(weblog):
Latest Stats regarding blogging languages: ( Farsi [better said Persian] is third ):
An informative interview with PersianBlog from Blog Street Journal:
PersianBlog is the number one TOP favourite blog service as BlogShares reports:
PersianBlog is the 5th most used blogging service in the world (1st non-english service):

Reza @ December 14, 2003 08:30 AM
khatami is right.i remember iran before has changed...alot....
sahra @ April 8, 2004 10:01 AM

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