Iran calls for recognizing role of governments in global Internet governance
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 27
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran has called the global information community to recognize the role of governments in global Internet governance.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2015, Iranian Information Technology and Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said Iran knows the Internet governance as the most important part of the global information community, Iran's IRNA news agency reported May 27.
The Iranian government accelerated the development of the national data network in order to speed up and facilitate access to data and promote the use of local contents, he added.
The World Summit on the Information Society Forum, May 25-29, aims to discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet, with the motto of "Innovating Together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development".
Meanwhile, popular social networks including Facebook and Twitter still remain banned in Iran despite the administration's support for freedom of access.
About four million Iranians are using Facebook, according to the culture minister, Ali Jannati who is himself a user of the website.
Edited by CN