Millions inside Iran are blocked during sensitive political periods from accessing online services (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and thousands of daily blogs, news organizations, and communication services.) Outside of Iran, a community is spread around the globe with limited access to their country’s political discussion. Between crackdowns on media organizations, and the well-documented eruption of violence during protests, there was no gathering place for the scattered Iranian diaspora and Iranian citizens to engage freely about their country’s future.
Accessing information and sharing political ideas can come with serious personal risk for Iranians.