Heretics Iran’s Religious Minorities

Source: A Small Media Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

How have Iran’s persecuted religious minorities used technology to organize themselves, express their religious beliefs, and cultivate online faith communities? The Islamic Republic of Iran has been waging an intense and protracted campaign of discrimination and violent persecution against several of the country’s religious minority communities, whilst reducing others to second-class citizenship through inhumane legislation and institutionalized discrimination.

But these communities are not passive victims; every day they demonstrate strength and creativity in the face of terrible oppression.
Small Media believes in the ability of technology to bring about change, and the online activism and community organization undertaken by Iran’s religious minorities is a clear demonstration of this change in action.

How have Iran’s persecuted religious minorities used technology to organize themselves, express their religious beliefs, and cultivate online faith communities? The Islamic Republic of Iran has been waging an intense and protracted campaign of discrimination and violent persecution against several of the country’s religious minority communities, whilst reducing others to second-class citizenship through inhumane legislation and institutionalized discrimination.

But these communities are not passive victims; every day they demonstrate strength and creativity in the face of terrible oppression.
Small Media believes in the ability of technology to bring about change, and the online activism and community organization undertaken by Iran’s religious minorities is a clear demonstration of this change in  action.

James Marchant // Research Manager // Small Media // 30/5/2014

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