To launch their sites and remain online, Iranian chat rooms require permission from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
Some of these websites, though legal, offer what they call "sound advice," or tutorials, on ways to find a boyfriend or girlfriend, along with detailed guides.
They later covered her entire upper body using the more traditional gray censor box.
What's more, the agency also blurred out a sliver of skin shown by Anousheh Ansari, an engineer who accepted the award on behalf of the category's winner, Asghar Farhadi.
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Fariba found her ex-husband in an Iranian chat room and met up with him after four chatting sessions.
These chat room administrators avoid trouble by simply offering guidance, as well as tips on how to be cautious and not allow others (generally men) to take advantage of you.
However, some of these websites are filled with shallow popular content.
Editor's Note: This is part two in a three-part series examining Iran's ability to close the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran knows its navy is no match for the ubiquitous and powerful U. Navy, so any credibility Iran may have in its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz rests on its asymmetric assets like small speedboats and more conventional weapons like anti-ship missiles and naval mines.