The revolution will be tweeted
June 15, 2009 at 10:42 AM
Protests following the Iranian election are presently ongoing in the streets of Tehran and elsewhere in Iran. Amid accusations of impropriety, protesters claim that the election results which indicate a victory by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are inaccurate. Of particular interest is how protesters are organizing in Iran. There have been reports that the government has restricted phone service to Tehran, and have blocked social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook. More information appears to coming out today.
If you'd like to follow the protests here are some resources:
You can search for news on Iran by going to search.twitter.com. Try searching for #iranelection.
Here are some prominent Iranian Twitter users who have been blogging about these events:
(h/t to Andrew Sullivan for Twitter list)
Facebook Page for Mousavi: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mir-Hossein-Mousavi-/45061919453?ref=mf
The American media has been accused of not giving proper coverage to the Iranian election results. There has been particular outrage over CNN and their lack of coverage of the election over the weekend.
Here are some prominent non-US news outlets that are covering this important issue:
Iran protest cancelled as leaked election results show Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came third -- Daily Telegraph (UK)
Shots fired at Iran protest -- Al Jazeera
Shots fired at huge Iran protest -- BBC (UK)
Iranians protest election results -- Tehran24 (Iran)
For images, here is a search on Flickr for "iran": http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=iran&ss=2&s=rec