[Air-L] Tracking Iranian protests / blogs

elham gheytanchi elhamucla at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 14 14:51:06 PDT 2009

Internet connection is very slow now. SMS messages are blocked. Most sites are filtered and facebook is down. This is why many are calling the present situation a coup.



elham gheytanchi

Santa Monica College 
> From: bernie.hogan at gmail.com
> Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 22:41:47 +0100
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Subject: [Air-L] Tracking Iranian protests / blogs
> Hi everyone,
> I'm sure someone would be posting on this - so why not get the ball
> rolling: The election seems to have been stolen, protests are
> massive,disinformation abounds, and the country plans a massive strike
> on Tuesday. Iran is one of the most well connected countries in the
> blogosphere, as far as I know and CNN got twitter-bombed by Iranians,
> and there was a mysterious communications blackout on the day of the
> election.
> I highly suspect that the present Iranian government is doing
> everything in their power to limit the communication power of the
> dissident citizens. But I also suspect that it won't be enough - that
> merely having the network which binds people together taken away from
> them will incite further protests and civil disobedience.
> So - what to make of it all? Thoughts from anyone? (John Kelly - can
> you back me up on the Iranian blogosphere, or am I just reciting a
> myth?)
> Take care,
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