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

Laurent Giacobino lgiacobino at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 01:53:49 PDT 2013


Hi Zak,

As far as I know, it is hard to have a thorough picture of what was used by
whom and when. Also, I am not too sure there is a common acknowledgement of
when the Green Movement went dim, or if the current opposition is still
somehow "it" or something that should be called differently.
Anyway, I think you will find very interesting bits and pieces in the list
below:

   - The Agonistic Social Media: Cyberspace in the Formation of Dissent and
   Consolidation of State Power in Postelection Iran (2011), Babak Rahimi
   http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10714421.2011.597240#preview
   - Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran, A. Sreberny, G. Khiabany
   (2010), particularly, Chapter 8, “The Summer of 2009”

   http://www.amazon.com/Blogistan-Internet-Politics-International-Library/dp/1845116062
   - UNESCO's Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Connection, p. 38 "Box 4.5b
   Twitter in the Iranian 2009 Election Protests"

   http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/freedom-of-connection-freedom-of-expression-the-changing-legal-and-regulatory-ecology-shaping-the-internet/
   - (probably the most thorough) After the Green Movement, ONI

   http://opennet.net/blog/2013/02/after-green-movement-internet-controls-iran-2009-2012
   - Freedom House's Freedom on the Net 2012
   http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/2012/iran#_ftn29
   - if you want to look at the current developments of the situation, you
   should also follow the "policy and infrastructure" reports from Small Media
   http://smallmedia.org.uk/content/78
   http://smallmedia.org.uk/content/82
   http://smallmedia.org.uk/content/88
   - and a more up to date picture of the user profiles:
   Abadpour/Anderson's "Fights, Adapts, Accepts: Archetypes of Iranian
   Internet Use"
   http://iranmediaresearch.com/en/research/pdffile/1287

That's about it at my end :).
That might cover more than what you want to look at, but you should find
relevant things in these works.

Hope that helps.
Cheers
Laurent
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