Friday, February 03, 2006
Iran may not be the safest place for journalists, but that hasn't prevented the growth of online expression there. There are now more than 100,000 Iranian bloggers, and Persian is by one count the blogosphere's third most common language. Outside observers see the thriving blogosphere as a catalyst for political change, but New Republic columnist Joseph Braude disagrees. He tells guest host Xeni Jardin why he thinks the Internet might actually serve to maintain the repressive status quo.