Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, July 12, 2010

Classroom monitors

The Communist Party in China tries to have Party members in every nook and cranny to keep track of who's naughty and who's nice. It seems that the Iranian authorities have a similar plan.

Clerics to Work Within Schools of Iran’s Capital
Iran’s educational authorities will send 1,000 religious clerics into schools in Tehran to tamp down Western influence and political opposition, newspapers reported on Sunday…

The latest move appeared to be part of a wider social and cultural crackdown on the country’s youth…

Authorities also announced they were training pro-government forces to start blogs to increase the government’s influence on the Internet…

The head of the Basij militia force, Mohammad Reza Naqdi, told Fars last week that the force was planning to increase its Internet capability threefold by the Iranian new year next March…

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