James Harkin: Tweet for the CIA!, 2 December 2010
Show More Death to the Dictator! Witnessing Iran’s Election and the Crippling of the Islamic Republic by Afsaneh Moqadam.
Bodley Head, 134 pp., £10.99, May 2010, 978 1 84792 146 8Show More
The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov.
Allen Lane, 408 pp., £14.99, January 2011, 978 1 84614 353 3Show More
Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran by Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany.
I.B. Tauris, 240 pp., £14.99, September 2010, 978 1 84511 607 1Show More
“... threatened the foundations of the Islamic Republic. Social media, however, play a minor role in Afsaneh Moqadam’s story, and an ambiguous one. At first the protesters are happy to use their mobiles to let each other know about upcoming rallies, and to share images of the demonstrations on YouTube. Soon, however, they grow wary of the rush of ...”