â€œToday you are the media, it is your duty to report and keep the hope alive.”
- A recent Facebook status update by Mir Hossein Mousavi
The status update, posted in Farsi and translated both in the Facebook comments and by CNN, reflects a radical shift in the way the media reports current events, with citizens themselves becoming the most prolific source of information on whatâ€™s happening in Iran.
The so-called â€œTwitter revolutionâ€ is also proving itself to be far more than that. [...] YouTube has also become a source of raw video from the ground, and Mousaviâ€™s latest long-form statement wasnâ€™t communicated as a release to the press: rather it was posted as a note on the candidateâ€™s Facebook page today.
The Facebook post is a direct response to claims by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranâ€™s supreme leader, that Ahmadinejad received nearly double the number of votes Mousavi garnered.
More as it develops…
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