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Iran Cyber Dialogue

Iran Cyber Dialogue (ICD) is an annual global conference on ICT development, human rights and diplomacy. The event includes public panels for the first time together with private hands-on outcome oriented sessions. ICD is attended by about a hundred tech innovators, researchers, policy makers, civil society groups and journalists. Inspired by Citizen Lab’s Cyber Dialogues, ICD was founded by ASL19 (Farsi for Article 19), an independent technology and research lab working towards vibrant civil societies through circumvention technology and other digital tools and projects.

Funding to date

2015
2016
2017
$50 000
$50 000
$55 850
2 months
2 months
2 months
Total funding: 
$155 850
Countries: 
Iran
Core issues: 
Access to the Internet Awareness of access Privacy enhancement Security from danger or threat online
Current project status
  • Just an Idea (Pre-alpha)
  • It Exists! (Alpha/Beta)
  • It's basically done. (Release)
  • People Use It. (Production)
Objectives
Research
Technology development
Training
Beneficiaries
General public
Women
Youth
Sexual minorities
Ethnic minorities
Activists
Journalists
Advocacy groups/NGOs
Academia
Technologists
Entrepreneurs
Government
Other
Addressed problems
Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
Blocking, filtering, or modification of political, social, and/or religious content (including apps)
Technical attacks against government critics, journalists, and/or human rights organizations (Cyberattacks)
Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
Physical intimidation, arrest, violence (including device seizure or destruction), and death for political or social reasons
Pro-government manipulation of online discussions (propaganda, imitation content, and/or sockpuppets)
Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
Policies, laws, or directives that increase surveillance, censorship, and punishment
Government practices that hold intermediaries (social networks or ISPs) liable for user content
Prohibitive cost to access the Internet
Other
Technology focus
Not applicable