Investigating the laws and Regulations in Monitoring Content Production in Cyberspace in Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof. of Media Management, Faculty of Management, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc Student, Social Communication Sciences, Media Management Branch, Faculty of Management, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD. in Media Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Email:


Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify and investigate the problems of the policy-making process of monitoring content production management in cyberspace in Iran.
Methods: This research was carried out using a qualitative approach by conducting semi-structured interviews with ten experts in the domain of cyberspace laws and regulations that have had an experience of at least five years of activity in this area. The snowball sampling method was used to decide over the participants of this study.
Results: Content analysis was used to identify the problems of the policy-making management process and monitoring the content production in cyberspace. Then, the results were classified into seven general categories.
Conclusion: These seven categories include problems of the regulatory system, content production policies, supporting content generation, security and privacy, cultural factors and infrastructures, weaknesses in decision making and technical infrastructure.


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