Tomorrow is a big day for the Iranian blog revolution
: Hoder is encouraging Iranian bloggers to act as reporters during tomorrow’s “election.”
I’m trying to encourage Iranian blogger to go out tomorrow, the election day, and report what they see and hear in their city and blog it. I also plan to gather all posts related to it in one place either in my own Persian blog or in Sobhaneh, the collective news blog.
I also consider a place in iranFilter for those Iranian who know English to provide translations the reports that are gathered in Persian.
This can be the 9/11 for Persian blogosphere. It’s the first event that potentially engages every body in every city in Iran and blogs can play a huge role in reporting the news, rumors, and all those things that traditional journalists usually miss.
Hoder’s advice to them: Don’t vote. Blog instead.
He’s right: This could be a watershed moment in citizens’ media and democratization. No matter what the mullahs do — shutting down newspapers — the people can still report.
You can’t shut down news when every citizen is a reporter.
I also urge Hoder and company to translate as much as possible: The more this story gets out, the better.
The people of Iran are reporting and the whole world is reading.
(Here’s the Persian version.)