The press and Iran

@savypat (20245)
United States
June 17, 2009 3:20pm CST
How much influence do you think the fact that news is getting out of Iran by cell phone will change that country. Already their high cleric has asked for an investigation of the some of the voting. Do you think he would have done that if the rest of the world was not aware of the problems there? The world is changing
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
22 Jun 09
Yes, the world is changing indeed. In most part of the world, information is can't be stop anymore. Internet has break all boundaries between country, and informations spread in a seconds. It is a good sign, but the dark side is if the information fall into untrustworthy people. It is just natural, one gain more for this side. loss more from that side. High gain, should be high risks. BR.b
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Hello Pat, It is my hope that it will make a big and positive difference! Only time will tell...but word is out now. Karen
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@PrarieStyle (2488)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I think it's having a huge influence of the situation in Iran. Even though their service has been cut off, videos and news is getting out. Even though they made all reporters leave. I think it's made the hornets nest even angrier and more determined to make sure they start to have real change in Iran. The internet is designed to go around problems, like blocks the Evil Leaders put on their service.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Silence is one of the best friends of a govt. or person trying to do a bad deed. I have hopes that word getting out will help prevent the rigged votes/results in Iran. It is a start. Karen
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
18 Jun 09
There are very little scope to know what is happening in Iran. Iran is not a fully democratic country. There is no press freedom.Via many sources we can learn about Iran. I believe there will be full democracy in Iran very soon. After all Iran is a old civilized country.
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
There is a quality inherent in the human person to expand and to resist confinement and oppression. There will always be a movement against repression and many means wil be employed in this behalf. Cheers!!
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Jun 09
I have been following the developments in Iran on Twitter. Of course, by this time there are government agents using Twitter accounts to mislead but there are also some accurate facts coming through. More and more, dictatorships and repressive governments are trying to shut out the world and shut down access via computer to the internet or at least to sites that they don't want their people to see or to communicate with. The fact that so many are finding ways around it is heartening. There are people on twitter posting proxy sites to help those whose access gets shut off by the Iranian government. Unfortunately, some of the most vocal supporters around the world have had their sites hacked and interfered with. But the push is on, and the genie is out of the bottle. There's no turning back as it gets harder and harder to keep people from telling the truth to the world.
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• United States
17 Jun 09
Hi, Pat! As with most things, education is a big part of the answer. No matter how governments try to cover up their treatment of their people, the facts sneak out because our technology can't be stopped. I can't help thinking this is a wonderful thing, as the world shrinks!
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• United States
17 Jun 09
What he says and what will take place are two different things. I would like to hope that the world is changing for the better, but the fact that the same censorship remains, a lot of the same problems continue, has me a little doubtful that it will happen in a way that will be extreme.
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