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[liberationtech] Hoping to learn more about the 2009 Iran Green Movement

Alex Comninos alex.comninos at
Sun Jun 2 14:24:13 PDT 2013

Hi Zak

Alot of the writing on the Green movement and ICTs is very anecdotal.

There is some mention in this USIP report

If I remember correctly Evgeny Morozov in The Net Delusion gives quite
a good description how US foreign policy towards "internet freedom" in
Iran as well as a diplomatic blunder (whereby a state department
official admitted publically that they had asked Twitter to postpone
maintenance so as not to interupt its usage in the Green Movement
protests) ultimately contributed to a post-protest crackdown on
western internet platforms, and the internet in general.

Sami Ben Gharbia also presents some similar analysis here:

Wish you the best in your research.

Alex Comninos | doctoral candidate
Department of Geography | Justus Liebig University, Gießen

On 2 June 2013 21:45, Zak Whittington <zakwhitt at> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for good resources to learn
> more about technology's use in the 2009 Iranian Green Movement?
> Thanks!
> -Zak
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