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Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Iran's Response to the Internet

Methodology

The IHRDC gathered information for this report from the following sources:

Testimony of victims and witnesses. These include witness statements taken by IHRDC attorneys from former cyber-journalist and bloggers.
Government documents. These include recorded public statements by state officials, statements released by Iranian government agencies, and published legal instruments.
Documents issued by non-governmental organizations. These include interviews, reports and press releases written by organizations such as Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders.
Academic articles. These include the works of historians and political scientists who have written on Iran.
Media reporting. These include articles and reports by Iranian and other mass media outlets, as well as blog entries by Iranian bloggers.

Where the report cites or relies on information provided by government actors or other involved parties, it specifies the source of such information and evaluates the information in light of the relative reliability of each source. The IHRDC has meticulously cross-checked all the sources of information used to compile this report to ensure their credibility and accuracy.

All names of places, people, organizations, etc. originally written in Farsi have been transliterated using the system of the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (IJMES), available at http://assets.cambridge.org/MES/mes_ifc.pdf. Under the IJMES system, names of places with an accepted English spelling and names of prominent cultural or political figures may be spelled according to the English norm.

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