Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Iran protest

Protesters are challenging the results of the recent election.

Iran has instituted restrictions on news media coverage of the protests on the streets of Tehran, making there-live reports indispensable to knowing what is happening.

Persiankiwi on Twitter.
Here are some of Persiankiwi's most recent tweets:

    Shahinkazemi, YouTube

    AmirAA, Ireport. Concerning the six day of protests, video-blogger AmirAA blogs (video):
    For the 6th day, protesters had a great rally in Tehran’s “Khomeini” square. The silent rally began on 4 PM and at 5:30 “Moosavi” appeared at one corner of this large square on his car. After a few words, the crowd moved to “Enghelab” square in a distance of 9 kilometers. I believe that there were more than 1 million in this rally and this is really great when you notice that it is the 6th day, protesters have no media, there are certain threats and attacks from the governments and there is no hope for a change in governments’ behavior. The Rally ended at 8 PM as there were fears of paramilitary attacks at the darkness of night. The protesters were mostly wearing black for the mourning of those who got killed in the past days. Many of them had candles with them. For tomorrow, all of us will have a holiday! The next rally would be on Saturday, beginning from “Enghelab” square towards “freedom” square.
    ShervingzS, Ireport (video)

    DigitalNegar, Ireport (video)

    Amir (freelance photographer), Amirpix channel, Peaceful Demonstration after 2 Days Clash in Tehran, YouTube (several videos)

    After 2 days hard clash between election results protestors and police and anti-riot, today hundreds of thousands of people jammed the streets of Irans capital city Monday to show support for defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi. 2009/6/15

    Hard to know whether each of these video posters actually took the videos (locations may be disguised to foil censors):

    Irandoost09, irandoost09 channel, YouTube (9 videos)
    One of the most popular channels in Australia by a 39-year-old shows: Iranians protesting election results in Isfahan Abbasi Square; Basij Militia shooting Iranian people; police and people uniting in Tehran; Iranian ambulances carry the injured; Isfahan university attack on students; Tehran IRIB stage silent protest.

    Mehrdad Oulyaei, MehrdadOulyaei, YouTube (9 videos)
    From Mehrdad, Iran.

    Saeid, saeidkermanshah channel, YouTube (9 videos)
    An Dutch electrical engineer from Kermanshah, Iran shares his video collection.

    iranriggedelect, iranriggedelect channel, YouTube (5 videos)
    Canadian channel, very graphic images of injured protesters (warning)

    Freeboydj, Freeboydj channel, YouTube (5 videos)

    ahriman, ahriman46 channel, YouTube (5 videos)

    Mousavi, Mousavi1388 channel, YouTube (5 videos)
    Mousavi1388's videos are among the most viewed. Two have logged over 300,000 views apiece.

    esfahanlive1, esfahanlive1 channel, Youtube (9 videos)
    age 25, UK. Appears to include a 15 part series.

    Media-live bloggers

    D. Nasaw, Guardian News Blog

    Hamid Tehrani, Global Voices

    Nico Pitney, Live-blogging Iran election protests, Huffington Post

    Andrew Sullivan, Daily Dish

    Spirit of Man, Spirit of Man

    Photo collections
    Twitter feeds


    Protest information
    Overview of coverage
    Daniel Bennett, Iran election: links on media coverage part 1 and part 2

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