Leaving the Story

Friday, June 26, 2009

Transcript

This week, the Iranian government continued a harsh crackdown on protests and on news outlets covering them. Journalists were expelled from the country. Some were arrested. Others, like Tehran Bureau's Jason Rezaian, were under such severe restrictions that they couldn't effectively report. So Rezaian decided to leave and explains why.

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Comments [1]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Yeah, see, the last time something really like this was Tiannenman Sq., when our media coverage made it impossible for a secure enough regime not to use massive violence to end a revolt, no matter how peaceful. With Iran, the diffusion of the protests, atually fascilitated by technology, has not resulted in one assault but looks as if it will become a slow (dare I say tortuous?) process played out under Sharia Law. Woe unto the victims! I am sure the same technology's flaws will result in evidence against them.

Will Twitter cooperate? Probably, just as Yahoo and Google have with the massive China market on the line. This could be no different.

Jun. 27 2009 07:45 PM

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