Xeni asked me to compile a list of what I’m reading regarding the Iranian election and its insane aftermath.
Beyond the obvious traditional media (NYT, BBC, NPR, PRI), these are mainly what I’m paying attention to:
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US State Department told Twitter to change its update time
Who’s Fighting Who in Iran’s Struggle? / TIME / By TRITA PARSI / Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2009
Don’t Assume Ahmadinejad Really Lost / TIME /
By Robert Baer / Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2009
Other online media:
On a related note, here’s a little info on Ayatollah Montazeri’s history of dealing with online attacks from the Islamic regime. The following is from an unpublished draft section of my forthcoming book, “The Internet of Elsewhere” (Rutgers University Press, 2010):
The shift for Iranian online speech came in December 2000, when dissident Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, a former architect of the Islamic Revolution, published a 600-page Persian-language memoir on his website, montazeri.com, while under house arrest. In this manifesto, Montazeri criticized the very foundations of the Islamic Republic that he helped to create, and accused Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, of executing thousands of political opponents in 1988. The government responded by setting up a similar site at montazery.com, which denounced Montazeri and represented the views of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This represented a turning point, as it was the first time that the government directly responded to an online ‘threat’ from someone else.
Geneive Abdo, “Online Ayatollah: Isolated Iranian Dissident Speaks Out on Web,” International Herald Tribune, July 29, 2000.
“Montazeri.com vs. Montazery.com: Ayatollahs wage war on Internet,” Agence France Presse, December 15 2000.
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