We know that the Iranian government censors and monitors the Internet inside of Iran, denying Iranians the basic right to free communication.
But did you know that the U.S. company Yahoo is also helping block Iranians' access to the Internet?
Yahoo has decided that it will not allow Iranians to setup new email accounts. 63% of Iranians use Yahoo as their primary email. Cutting off this service will force many in Iran to have to rely on email provided by the Iranian government.
We have had a lot of success to ensure that Internet communications tools are not blocked for Iranians. For years, tech companies blocked goods and services for Iranians - but NIAC and many other organizations and individuals have gotten those sanctions lifted and convinced companies like Google and Apple to allow Iranians to access their goods and services.
Late last year, NIAC teamed up with groups like Berim, United For Iran, and International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran to call on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to reverse this policy and allow email for Iranians.
Unfortunately, Yahoo has not got the message.
Will you help convince Yahoo to reverse this policy? Please take a moment to sign the petition to urge Yahoo's CEO to stop blocking email for Iranians.
>> Learn more: Why is Yahoo Blocking Email for Iranians?
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Stop Blocking Email for Iranians
Dear Marissa Mayer,
Please restore the ability of Iranians to create Yahoo mail accounts.