Friday, February 12, 2016

Following Iran protests

Those of you who are as mesmerized as I am by ongoing developments in Iran, probably know that the best way to get fresh news right now is via Iranian citizen submissions to Twitter and YouTube.

Following Iran protests

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     Those of you who are as mesmerized as I am by ongoing developments in Iran, probably know that the best way to get fresh news right now is via Iranian citizen submissions to Twitter and YouTube.


     Foreign journalists have been kicked out or banned from covering street demos, and the regime is trying to crack down on internet, twitter, websites, etc., but film clips and info is getting through. Much of it isn't confirmed, but you can get a sense of what's going on.


      I'm listing below some of the best web sites I've found that are compiling clips, emails, tweets, and other info emerging hourly:


      http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com  - Sullivan's Daily Dish is keeping a running tally of emerging information.


      http://niacblog.wordpress.com - this site, run by the National Iran American Council which aims at Iranian Americans, is doing an excellent job of keeping in touch with reports from inside the country.

      www.newyorker.com go to News Desk, where correspondant Laura Secor, who has written extensively from Tehran, is doing excellent analysis.

      http://tehranbureau.com  a good compilation of independent media and reporting on Iran.

      www.Huffingtonpost.com - has also been running good compilations and video clips.

      http://go.philly.com/irantwitter - Philly.com has set up a direct link to tweets on Iran.

       http://garysick.tumblr.com/ - Gary Sick is an extremely knowledgeable expert on Iranian affairs. His blog is more analytical than up to the minute.

        And of course, you can just go to YouTube and search for clips, but some of these filters make it easier and quicker to find the most relevant info.

      I will continue to add sites. Let me know if you have some additional ones you want me to post.


       

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Trudy Rubin’s Worldview column runs on Thursdays and Sundays. Over the past decade she has made multiple trips to Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Israel and the West Bank and also written from Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea and China. She is the author of Willful Blindness: the Bush Administration and Iraq, a book of her columns from 2002-2004. In 2001 she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary and in 2008 she was awarded the Edward Weintal prize for international reporting. In 2010 she won the Arthur Ross award for international commentary from the Academy of American Diplomacy.

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