ONTD Political

~IRAN ELECTION FALLOUT DISCUSSION/LIVE POST~

11:21 am - 06/16/2009
ceilidh_ann 16th-Jun-2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
From the BBC:

"The authorities announced tough new restrictions on foreign media, requiring journalists to obtain explicit permission before covering any story. Journalists have also been banned from attending or reporting on any unauthorised demonstration.

Our correspondent says they are the most sweeping restrictions he has ever encountered reporting anywhere."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8102400.stm#map
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one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
I saw that update and used all of my willpower and discretion to not watch it. I can't handle their stupidity on top of CNN's.
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
StopAhmadi They're cutting off all connections now, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger Twitter.. #gr88 #iranelection less than a minute ago from Seesmic Desktop
ex_irelands 16th-Jun-2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
is there ANYTHING else they can use that won't be cut off? :(!
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
ProtesterHelp CNN now hanging up on me if I call from cell, but answering when I call with other phones. You rock, fuckers. 2 minutes ago from web
fruityphobia 16th-Jun-2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Wtf is CNN doing?
forevertiffanys 16th-Jun-2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I am so sad that NO ONE in my family knows or cares about what is going on.
saigonostalker 16th-Jun-2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I tried to explain it to my Mom last night, but she just stared at me blankly for a bit and then nodded her head and wandered out of the room. : /
themistoklis 16th-Jun-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
ProtestorHelp 1-404-827-2600 wait until it answers, 1, then 1, then wait. (#CNNfail)
ostia 16th-Jun-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
ProtesterHelp CNN now hanging up on me if I call from cell, but answering when I call with other phones. You rock, fuckers.

ProtestorHelp 1-404-827-2600 wait until it answers, 1, then 1, then wait.
wyntur_snow 16th-Jun-2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
LOL I did it.

I said the word "Twitter" and he said, "Thank you for your call" and hung up :/
one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
StopAhmadi NEWS: Another BIG confirmation that Mousavi got call 2AM on election night, was told he WON #gr88
thiefandhero 16th-Jun-2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for staying on top of this guys :)
germli 16th-Jun-2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
You know even though a lot of ppl irl don't care or know about this situation, I'm glad there are those online following this.

Sometimes I feel like no one, anywhere cares about what happens to other countries unless it directly affects them. And I end up feeling that way a lot. So, I'm thankful to see you guys on LJ.

one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel. I'm so glad to have ontd_p right now. It's reassuring to know that people do care, even if they are few and far between.
ostia about calling CNN16th-Jun-2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
A suggestion from another user:

@iamnotworking - @ProtesterHelp Mention that you contacted a competing news outlet about their disregard for democratic protester safety...
fruityphobia 16th-Jun-2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Apparently #iranelection has been blocked. People using #Tehran, #iranians and #iran9 instead.
ex_irelands 16th-Jun-2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
ugh, fuck.
pumpkinwaltz 16th-Jun-2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
This is kind of weird:

Adnkronos, an Italian press agency that specializes in English-language news from the Arab world, is reporting today that Persepolis creator/co-director Marjane Satrapi and her fellow Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf (probably best known here for his 2001 film Kandahar) “presented a document to Green Party MPs in the European parliament claiming to show that defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi had received over 19 million votes in the weekend election.” The document, purportedly from the Iranian Electoral Commission, also claims that standing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came in third place with just 12 percent of the national vote.

from http://blog.spout.com/2009/06/16/iran-election-persepolis-satrapi-presents-evidence-ahmadinejad-lost/
mercaque 16th-Jun-2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Whoa.
akisamexamaya 16th-Jun-2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
I was wondering where everybody went! Can you guys post your twitter so I can follow you? I trust info you guys will be posting more than others.. if that is alright.
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
http://twitter.com/phoebewakeup

I made it as a joke to wake up my friend Phoebe whenever she's running late and this is all I plan on using it for, but there you go.
ostia Calling CNN16th-Jun-2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I called the idiots and they almost IMMEDIATELY transferred me to an automated line asking if I had a story idea. Is this how it goes with everyone, or should I call back and just spit out for them to stop posting the damn twitter names before the jerks transfer me again?
themistoklis Re: Calling CNN16th-Jun-2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
I think the number is FOR an automated line, and pressing 1-1 is to get you to a recorder or a person. I am trying to think of some half-intelligent comment for it right now.
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