Internet in Cuba: revolution or snail’s progress?

Author: Marc Schryer
Published: 2015-09-28

  Cuba’s official stance toward Internet proliferation is to protect its citizens from “indecencies and immoral content.” Reading between the lines this means guarding against any outbreaks of democracy and blocking access to US-funded propaganda. Since the mid-1990s, Cuba has backed off from being an early adopter of computerization. Today, however, the penetration rates of computers and internet access are …

Mobile Internet set to benefit from post-sanctions windfall in Iran

Author: Henrique Barbosa
Published: 2015-09-13

As the Iran nuclear agreement reached in July passed the U.S. Congress challenge, a new era of relations between Iran and the West begins. Following years of tough sanctions, Iran is preparing to deal with a huge economic windfall as they are lifted. The government regains access to billions of previously-blocked dollars in foreign assets, and has new potential markets …