Monday, June 15, 2009

For a Free Iran



The Iranian government has rounded up Iranian journalists and banned many foreign reporters. Efforts are being made by the government to "jam" the internet and Iranian telecommunications, in an effort to block communication with the outside world.

Technology, however, is a difficult bottle to re-cork. There is a great deal of "raw" footage coming from Iran over the internet.

I've been watching some of it on Youtube.

The world continues to frighten and amaze.

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As noted in the New York Times LEDE Blog:

Update | 7:03 p.m. The Lede will be back tomorrow morning with more updates. We leave you for the evening with the most recent plea from the Mousavi1388 Twitter feed:

We have no national press coverage in Iran, everyone should help spread Mousavi’s message. One Person = One Broadcaster.

2 Comments:

Blogger ctm said...

I don't know if you read Andrew Sullivan's bog over at The Atlantic, but his coverage of what's been going on over there--especially of what's managing to make its way out of Iran via Twitter--has been top-shelf.

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/

8:21 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

CTM:

I haven't read Sullivan's blog, but will now.

Thanks for referring me to him.

9:03 AM  

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