Social Media in Iran Elections

Friday, June 12, 2009

Iran’s media operate under the tight control of a special government court. But many Iranian voters are turning to social media technology to express their views and debate political ideas.

Pooria Jafereh, a journalist with BBC Monitoring, a service of the BBC that listens to media in different countries, joins The Takeaway with a look at the influence of media on this election. We also speak to Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and author of “Soul of Iran: A Nation’s Journey to Freedom." Also joining the discussion is Shappi Khorsandi, a stand-up comedian and author of "A Beginner's Guide to Acting English," to talk about the comedic aspects of Iranian politics.

Guests:

Pooria Jafereh, Shappi Khorsandi and Afshin Molavi

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Kate McGough

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