Iraq Enforces Telegram Ban Over Privacy and National Security Concerns
The broader impact of such bans is the potential suppression of public access to information and communication, infringing on the fundamental right to freely impart and access knowledge. Telegram, being a widely used platform for news dissemination and content sharing, played a crucial role in Iraq’s information landscape.
However, the country has a history of internet restrictions during national exams and political crises. Despite these measures, the hope remains that both Telegram and general internet connectivity will be restored. In the interim, individuals seeking to overcome restrictions can refer to available VPN services to regain access to essential communication tools. While safeguarding national security is important, it’s equally vital to find a balance that respects individual’s right to access information freely.