Foreign news organizations have been ordered not to film or cover any demonstrations in Iran.
But this is 2009 and the genie can’t be put back into the bottle.
Twitter remains a source of information. @iran09 is tweeting from Tehran and the “Twitterverse” is engaging in its own attacks on Web sites and new sources. @StopAhmadi, for example, is coordinating efforts to overwhelm pro-Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Web sites and crash the servers. Messages are being sent around the world with the URLs of Web sites, and Twitter users are complying.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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