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Iranian Tweeters ask, Where is the media?

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All night long and so far today, Iranians have maintained a constant barrage of twitter messages to let the world know what is going on inside their country. The internet speed is slow so tweeting is arduous, but yet the Iranians continue.

Jim Sciutto of ABC News reported via Titter this morning that more than 100 reform leaders have been arrested. Students have been fired upon and killed while others have been arrested. This morning’s ABC web site covers the situation in Iran. Meanwhile, CNN has devoted their time today to the Palin-Letterman controversy and other third rate news. Nearly every Tweet on #IranElection ends with #CNNFail. Several Iranian tweets end not only with the Fail CNN tag but also with #NBCFail, #FOXFail, #MSNBCFail, and on and on covering media the world over. The only TV unit to provide continuous over the last two days has been the BBC.

Here are the Twitters of some of those brave and hopeful Iranians. Gita. Keyvan. Farhad, aka Change for Iran. Amin Abbaspour. Setareh, aka Iran Change. Parham Doustdar. mahdi.

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Written by Valerie Curl

June 14, 2009 at 8:15 AM

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  1. An analysis of how journalism has been changed by the Iranian election crisis. http://sharedemergency.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/june-13-2009-another-journalistic-shift-again-from-iran/

    Mitch Chester

    June 14, 2009 at 4:15 PM

  2. […] a list of some reformist Twitter users, please see this blog posting by Epiphanyblog) Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Tehran is on fireIranian Tweeters ask, Where is […]


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