Iran block on France24.com lifted

UPDATE - 21/04/2010: Our Observers in Iran inform us that the English version of France24.com is accessible once again. We remain uncertain as to why we were originally blocked on April 2, or why the block has now been lifted.

Our Observers also noted however that as of yesterday, Google Images has been made inaccessible.

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April 2, France 24.com blocked in Iran

According to several of our Observers, the France 24 website has been blocked in Iran. Journalist from the Observers website, Sophie Pilgrim explains.

Below, the page that appears when Iranians try to access France 24. The message is surprising.

Firstly, the censurers wish you a happy new year.

Just below, there's an email address which you're invited to contact if you're not happy about the censorship.

Next, they explain that while they've blocked the page, you are able to visit a number of other sites instead of the one you were hoping to access.

The list includes sites where you can inform yourself about the Koran, the addresses of state news sites, and even... cookery websites.

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WOW!!!!!!!!!

Hi Mr.Julien!
You may now realise why the regime is playing with your observers.
You see, the block was lifted and then one famous criminal Majid Kakavand was released.
We have always remember that France has always been a home for criminals.
Dont forget that dr.Shahpour Bakhtiar was assassinated in France by the help of French police an F.Mitterand.
Good Luck France

when they do that

i think when there is an important news about iran at first headlines of france24 this happens.
but they own replace that again because the governmental medias & newspapers in iran need source and refrences for their news and france 24 is useful for them and because it is not in persian so few iranians can use that so that is not a big problem for the regime.

Still Blocked!!

You said you were still uncertain as to why they blocked this page and then unblocked it. But I think I know what's going on.
At first they blocked the whole website, but after a short time they decided to open it but block some of the articles they dont want people to read.
For example if you click on this :" Banning the burqa: A radical refusal?"
You can still receive the message saying : This page cannot be seen because it's illegal!!!.
So, you see the blocked news are now Highly-selected!!

Shohreh-A

This site is accesible in

This site is accesible in iran only by entering france24/fr and then change it to english and that's it
thanks

Translation Sucks. please

Translation Sucks. please transmit the truth not ....

France24 and iran and problems

Hello
i'm an iranian and i wanted to slam france 24 for this translation to english and french for Mr.jalili speech and some other translations by france24 and one thing else is that this FRANCE24/FR.COM is accesible in iran.
And one thing else that is really important is that france24 pay attention to low degree current affares and i hop that france24 get more realeastic that it is.
Thanks
Ahamd Shishegar 17 years old from Iran

Dear Ahmed, Are you talking

Dear Ahmad,

Are you talking about this post or something concerned with Said Jalili?

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