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Question to Iranian bloggers: What are the Persian blogs saying?

Global Voices invites a Persian-speaking blogger to help inform the world about what the Persian blogs are saying about Iran's election. Unfortunately we do not have a person on our team who reads Farsi.

If you would like to help, please post an English-language roundup on your blog – with summaries and maybe translations of key quotes, and links back to the original posts so that people with the language ability can see the original. Then please let us know in the comments section of this post that you have done so, and we'll link to it ASAP.

Also, if you don't have a blog but definitely have the language ability to help, please email us at: globalvoices DOT online AT gmail DOT org

Thanks!!

  • I do look at the Persian speaking sites.

  • NCH

    Are you aware of the risk that any Iranian would take to help in this work ?

    I hope you are. Because the primary issue if my understanding is right, is helping Iranians access to freedom of speech and not helping this site being the best one.

  • Rebecca MacKinnon

    Ali, we certainly welcome you to do a summary of what the Persian blogs are saying on your blog. If you decide to do that, please be sure to include links back to the original blogs. We will all look forward to reading it!

    Thanks for your question, NCH. The work of reading Persian blogs and summarizing them in English can definitely be done from a safe place outside Iran. It does not need to be done from inside Iran. We are naturally not asking people to risk themselves unnecessarily. As you will note, the purpose of Global Voices is mainly to call attention to things that people have already chosen to write by linking to them, summarizing them, and translating them. We are not provoking people to take new risks that they were not already taking. Many bloggers have already been taking risks to speak out long before Global Voices existed. We assume they speak out because they want to be heard. If people we have linked to would prefer that we didn’t link to them for whatever reason, I hope they will let us know and we will respect their wishes.

  • NCH

    Your point is right.

    But allthough it is, be carefull with regimes like the Iranian one. The Iranian
    regime is very nevous “actually” and the risk for bloggers is not a simple risk
    of jail or censure, it can be a risk of a “legal” death sentence.

    Take care all of you.

  • I am a persian weblog owner and I am the world recorder of title “the youngest journalist of the world” in the international federation of journalists. My weblog has daily among 200 visitors and this is not a good and prefect stat hits for a person like me. it has a lot of reasons
    1- I am not in Tehran. Tehran is the capital city of Iran and I live in a city near tehran, with 5 hours distance to it. I live in Rasht and there are not such media oppertunities here in our city and I can not introduce myself to the all Iran
    2- I will not pay any money for advertisement on yellow websites, but other bloggers, do this…

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