The head of the Information Technology Organization stated that the Ministry of Communications has tried to take steps to reform the filtering process in the country, emphasizing that despite the ministry’s small role in this process, it has taken three key steps to do so.
Amir Nazemi, who recently published a note detailing the role of the Ministry of Communications in the filtering process in the country, reiterated in a new note that filtering has become a political game in Iran; He stated that they, in turn, have tried to improve the filtering situation in the country.
Nazemi said that the Ministry of Communications has taken three key steps to improve the filtering situation in Iran: “Supporting Startups: Stopping Government Complaints”, “Supporting the Legal Process: Holding Working Group Meetings” and “Preventing Arbitrary Behavior: Fines” “For spontaneous behaviors.”
In his memo, Nazemi stated that the conduct within the framework of the law and the attempt to amend the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Communications were subject to the filtering process in order to make these amendments in the filtering process. According to Nazemi, in the first step, “Supporting Startups: Stop Government Complaints,” they tried to prevent startups from being filtered by government agencies that were not agile enough to keep up with innovation.
He went on to address the issue of “Supporting the Legal Process: Holding Meetings of the Working Group on Determining Cases” and noting that the meetings of this working group were not held until 1998 for various reasons, emphasizing that the lack of meetings provided a shortcut to personal decisions. .
Nazemi stressed in his memo that they tried to hold the meetings again, although Nazemi himself stated in his memo that this incident was not very practical at the moment. Ministry of Communications began. Extensive protests that eventually forced the working group to resume its meetings; However, this event has not been able to lead to the improvement of procedures; “But it has also reduced the grounds for the exercise of tasteful behaviors.”
The head of the Information Technology Organization also explained more about the action “Preventing Arbitrary Behaviors: Penalties for Spontaneous Behaviors” and gave an example that is quite tangible these days, namely the disruption of the clubhouse by the operators.
“One of the emerging practices has been behaviors based on the decisions of individuals and spontaneous and its actions by large operators. Clubhouse was an example of this behavior. Thus, it was necessary to create regulations for the perpetrators of the disruption or filtering. For this reason, with the approval of the Council of Ministers, heavy fines are finally imposed on operators who filter or disrupt illegally and spontaneously; Was considered. “From now on, spontaneous forces will be a little more responsive in the field of communications.”
At the end of his note, the head of the Information Technology Organization pointed out the ways forward and stressed that the future is buildable: Development is the result of a process that, at the same time, takes steps within the framework of laws and regulations and their reform; “It also aims to raise awareness among the actors.”
“The way to change overnight is not sustainable, and to make those decisions last, we need to raise the awareness of the actors and formulate rules and regulations that can create a longer-term memory for society and policymakers:” When we talk about a future that is constructive; “It means a future in which different groups consciously participate.”