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In the 4th National IT and Communication Festival:

President urges reliance on domestic technology

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday urged the need to rely on domestic technologies both in terms of software and hardware. He called on Iranians not to restrain themselves to imported technologies.

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President Hassan Rouhani, who was addressing the 4th National IT and Communication Festival, congratulated the IT family on the day and expressed that the day would come when no one would have monopoly over communications. “The era when the message was got through the traditional pulpit and loudspeakers had ceased to exist long ago, and any message produced now finds wide echo in the world, making it stronger and more influential,” said Dr.Rouhani.
Referring to the significant role of information and communications technology in the world today, President Rouhani said Iran enjoyed huge potentials in the field of ICT.
President said that the government recognized the communications as a citizenship rights.
“With revolutionary changes in today’s world, the concept of knowledge has dramatically changed accordingly, and with it the nature of propaganda; the Resistance Economy obliges us to exploit the benefits of international communications,” he said.
“Once upon a time, we thought that advent of video cassette player would deprive the youth their religious piety early Revolutionary days; after the video, it was satellite TV receivers that disconcerted ‘cultural authorities,’ he added, and that “currently, the system has focused on internet, users, email, and mobile; how we should handle these; I recommend all to trust our young third and fourth generations.”
Dr.Rouhani however maintained that he did not mean by these remarks to ignore the national security; “even the superpowers had their own national security issues; in politics, though, the expediency is to save national security and classified information and not anything else; but in social issues, what is important is to uphold public morality and values; I would not know other expediency than this,” Dr.Rouhani asserted.
President Rouhani called the young people he believed constituted the larger number of users in social networks, to ‘swarm the net with spreading of Iranian-Islamic identity.’
He believed that spreading Islamic-Iranian culture was not a duty of the government, but “this remains with private sector and NGOs.”
Dr.Rouhani added that conditions of the electronic government should not be poor and he assessed it as ‘not acceptable.’
“Personally, I am not satisfied with the broadband internet; we should bring private sector to a dominant position in terms of providing the third and fourth-generation mobile communications to the public,” he demanded.

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