The damage a headline can do
: Reuters ran a story about Iranian weblogs under the headline, “Iran Internet Use at Risk from Conservatives.”
CNN picked up the story but added its own sensationalistic headline: “Prostitute diary tops Iran Web hit.”
Such provocative headlines
are the best excuse for tougher regulations on the Internet freedom of
speech, which is currently being discussed in the Iranian parliament and
judiciary. Ironically this comes at a time when personal websites, and
weblogs have become the most valid news source from the Iranian nations
continuing struggle towards democracy.
She sends us to a petition to protest.