Goodreads no longer blocked in Iran

Posted by Jessica on May 10, 2010
In February 2010, we reported that Goodreads had fallen prey to Iran's widespread and controversial Internet crackdown. Iranian traffic on Goodreads plummeted the same week that Iran's government blocked access to Gmail. With the help of our community, we spread the word about this censorship, and the story earned mentions in the international press, including the Guardian, the Telegraph, and The New Yorker.

Goodreads Traffic in Iran—February to May 2010:


Now we are pleased to report that Iranian traffic on Goodreads has resumed and is climbing to reach normal levels. We can only conclude that we are no longer blocked. Thank you to all book lovers on Goodreads and beyond who helped to raise awareness of this issue. Let's hope Iranian access to Goodreads stays steady!

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message 1: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna This is great news!


message 2: by rivka, Goodreads employee (new)

rivka That's great!


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan I am so happy! I did see my Iranian friend on once recently.


message 4: by MissJessie (new)

MissJessie One little step for freedom in Iran. Good work to all who publicized this.


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