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Iranian Journalists & Blogging in Iran: An Open Window to Communicate

Iranian journalists in their blogs,time to time, provide us first hand information. A couple of months ago Webnameh published Ganji's supporters’ photos in front of hospital before any other site or journal. A few weeks ago Hanif Mazroi, who was jailed last year , wrote about his prison days, his suffering, and his chained friends too. A valuable page of history which explains in details a persecuted journalist's dark days.

Arash Sigarchi in a Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber Dissidents says “we can freely write in our blogs“. He is right, many journalists express their ideas with much freedom in their blogs. Many of them paid for that by being arrested. Sigarchi, Motalebi, Samminejad,…are just a few names among many others. Some prefer write without mentioning their real name. FMSokhan whose writings are published on Gooya, a popular news site, is one of them.

Some journalists such as Massih Alinejad discovered blogging when they lost their jobs. Massih(Masomeh) Alinejad used to cover Iranian Parliament. Conservative Parliament barred this brave journalist from her workplace after her revelation about Mps’ huge pay. She started to express herself in her blog. Iranian State closed the door to her she opened a window to communicate.

Iranian journalists used blogs to share their ideas, photos, favourite articles and communicate with their readers. News in blogs are fragmented and discontinued but valuable. So valuable that some go to jail for that.

1 comment

  • soraya

    hello, I wondered if anyone had any tips, for tracing my Iranian family history. Many thanks

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