Wednesday, July 22, 2009
It seems the outside world can only understand what is happening in the aftermath of the Iranian presidential election through the use of electronic devices. As seen in the tweets of thousands of people protesting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's assumed re-election and through the gory iconic photographs and videos from mobile phones of Neda Agha-Soltan's death, the new symbol of rebellion in Iran. The photograph along side this BBC article is of a protester taking a picture of herself using her cell phone camera to arrange a protest. The article is interesting, but the photo speaks louder to me in understanding the transmission of communication in a muted country.