Iran Election: links on media coverage
This is a list of links I’ve been collecting on media coverage of the Iran election protests. It’s far from complete but it’s a start at least and hopefully it helps identify some of the main themes that are emerging.
To that end, I’ve tried to group together links, although you’ll notice that there are plenty of areas of crossover. I should say that I haven’t checked all of this stuff, so you’ll have to do your own research to verify whether the information is reliable (and that goes for ‘old’ as well as ‘new’ media).
Global Voices (15 June).
Huffington Post liveblogging.
Iranian expert Gary Sick.
Revolutionary Road cited by Mashable as "bringing constant updates on the Iran Riots from the front lines".
The Telegraph reports that election results showing Ahmadinejad coming third had "circulated on Iranian blogs and websites".
‘Where is my Vote‘ blog.
AP reports the ban on foreign media reporting.
BBC Editors write blog post denouncing "heavy electronic jamming".
BBC Persian TV blacked out according to @Aboozar.
FriendFeed is "almost completely blocked".
Global Voices say Mohammad Ali Abtahi, cleric, former vice president and blogger has been arrested
German news channels ZDF and ARD experience problems.
Guardian reports that Twitter steps up in the face of Internet clampdown. The Christian Science Monitor takes up a similar theme.
The New York Times on the use of social networks to spread defiance.
The Times – Iran’s computer-literate youth a "rude awakening for censors".
New York Times – ‘Untold thousands used the label “CNNfail” on Twitter to vent their frustrations. Steve LaBate, an Atlanta resident, said on Twitter, “Why aren’t you covering this with everything you’ve got?”’
The Examiner on how word of mouth changed mainstream media coverage.
"Twitterverse slams network’s Iran absence" – CNet.
Confusion, Rumour, Speculation.
Richard Sambrook, Director of the BBC’s Global News Division, lists the rumours he’d like to know more about.
Claims of fake websites made.
@Persiankiwi claims government hackers are on Twitter.
Proxies are retweeted in order to get round shut downs.
This post on how to conduct cyberwar was retweeted several times by Twitter users. And was sufficiently successful to be translated into German.
I Love Iran group.
The Times on the regime’s efforts to end the ‘Facebook’ revolution.
Twitter calls for RTs of information from trusted sources only.
Twitterer @persiankiwi struggles to keep on top of demand.
An Iranian describes the nightmare on OpenDemocracy.
BBC article linking to Internet coverage.
People change their avatars to green to lend their support.
Somebody claiming to be a Spanish journalist appears to be somewhat behind the times.
Great big pictures at Boston.com.
Plain-clothed ‘police’ with weapons.
BBC’s Richard Sambrook on his "mixed" experience of following Twitter.
BBC’s Steve Hermann explains why the BBC are using Twitter (for bemused non-Twitter users).
List of Twitterers in Iran.
Searching Twitter hashtags (Poynter)
"The revolution will be twittered" says Andrew Sullivan.
Twazzup – Twitter and news aggregator.
Twitter delays maintenance. (Report by Media Guardian). Reuters says U.S. State Department contacted the social networking site. But everybody knows that like death and taxes, maintenance is unavoidable.
Twitter retains its place in the spotlight (WSJ).
Video and Youtube
Basij storm houses at night.
Channel 4 pictures of Basij shooting into crowd.
‘Doctors and nurses protest‘.
‘Girl gets shot in Tehran’.
‘Guy gets shot in Iran’.
‘Islamic Police in Iran’ (Removed).
‘Police invasion on people tehran vanak Sq 13 June’.