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Executive summary LGBT Republic of Iran: Is the internet a safe haven or a honeytrap for LGBT Iranians? The repressive Iranian regime is spilling over into the virtual realm

“The threat of the ‘national internet’, which has been a

hot topic in the media of late, is very real for Iran‘s minority

communities, and because Small Media believes in the power of technology to affect change, we are particularly concerned at

the heightened repression of online activity in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The voices in our report cry out for action. Not only

do LGBT Iranians feel excluded from their society, they also fear entrapment and risk severe punishments, such as torture and

even death. In 2007, Ahmadinejad famously denied the existence of homosexuals in Iran. But what thrive beneath the densely

woven fabric of the regime are vibrant LGBT communities who need our help”

Dr Bronwen Robertson, Director of Operations, Small Media, 9 May 2012.

LGBT Republic of Iran: An Online Reality?  

A Small Media report revealing how Iran’s LGBT communities use global communicationstechnology in their everyday lives.

LGBT Republic of Iran: An Online Reality?  

A Small Media report revealing how Iran’s LGBT communities use global communicationstechnology in their everyday lives.

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