When They Come For Vous
|Firooz Zahedi photo|
The tools mentioned, such as secure web sites a government can't read, and a host of techniques for reading and posting information a government is trying to block, will work in any country. Many were developed to help the Chinese people get around government censorship there.
Payvand is a nice web site in and of itself. I don't think I ever saw it before but it seems to follow the art world of Iranians and Iranians living abroad, who collectively have a long and rich history of accomplishment in the visual arts, literature, and so forth.
For instance there is an review of a showing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art of photographs of Elizabeth Taylor during a trip she made to Iran in 1976 taken by a young photographer who accompanied her, "Firooz Zahedi, today a successful Hollywood photographer but then a recent art school graduate just learning his craft."