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[liberationtech] Iranian Climbers vs. Western Media

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Sun Jul 21 08:22:25 PDT 2013


Hi Amin,

Not to dissuade you from being angry, but to give you some perspective, I
live in Oregon and hikers get lost almost daily during the fall, for
example. This rarely if ever gets noted on national news, much less
international. Though it might seem silly, if President Obama's dog died,
it well might make national or even international news, because of the
dog's owner. I'm ignorant of Broad Peak, but unless it's particularly tall
or dangerous or there is some kind of political statement being made by the
climbers (egb3 women activist climbers), there is unfortunately not enough
of a dramatic narrative to interest the media. :(

Good luck to you and of course the lost climbers!

Brian
On Jul 21, 2013 3:39 AM, "Amin Sabeti" <aminsabeti at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> Three Iranian climbers has been lost on Broad Peak and none of the Western
> media hasn't talk about it!
>
> The Iranian users on Twitter have tried to trend #IranianClimbers and
> #BroadPeak to get an attention from media that they've completely boycotted
> the news. They are so angry because they believe if the Obama's dog was
> died, all media would talk about but the life of three Iranian people
> doesn't an important issue.
>
> Anyway, you can follow the latest news about this story from here:
> http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/broad-peak-new-route-iranian-climbers.html and
> it would be great, if you circulate the news into your networks.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Amin
>
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