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Iranian consumers boycott Nokia for 'collaboration' (accomplice to the regime?)
Guardian ^ | 07/14/09 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Posted on 07/15/2009 1:42:50 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Iranian consumers boycott Nokia for 'collaboration'

Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Tuesday 14 July 2009 21.22 BST

The mobile phone company Nokia is being hit by a growing economic boycott in Iran as consumers sympathetic to the post-election protest movement begin targeting a string of companies deemed to be collaborating with the regime.

Wholesale vendors in the capital report that demand for Nokia handsets has fallen by as much as half in the wake of calls to boycott Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) for selling communications monitoring systems to Iran.

There are signs that the boycott is spreading: consumers are shunning SMS messaging in protest at the perceived complicity with the regime by the state telecoms company, TCI. Iran's state-run broadcaster has been hit by a collapse in advertising as companies fear being blacklisted in a Facebook petition. There is also anecdotal evidence that people are moving money out of state banks and into private banks.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; collaboration; iran; nokia; repression; siemens; tyrantenablers

1 posted on 07/15/2009 1:42:51 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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2 posted on 07/15/2009 1:43:17 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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It galls to see these companies who advertise with slogans like “connecting people” supply totalitarian regimes with instruments of repression. Talk about cynicism. Same goes for those groweling in front of the Chicoms like Google.

3 posted on 07/15/2009 2:30:13 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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4 posted on 07/15/2009 4:41:12 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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5 posted on 07/15/2009 11:00:03 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by illegitimate government)
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