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The 2009 Iranian Elections – The ‘Twitter’ Revolution?Aug 09


The Twitter Revolution

Prepared by Liz Nugent and Don Ball

GCG discusses the recent presidental elections in Iran, focusing in particular on the role new media (twitter, blogs, text messaging, facebook) played in the elections – facilitating the opposition and student movements, increasing the ability of protesters to organize, and allowing candidates to communicate directly with their constituencies. Below are some links that will provide background on the elections.

Results of the election:

Protest coverage

Obama’s reaction to election

Example of twitter accounts that were constantly updated during the protests and chaos that ensued after the elections:

Role of new media:,8599,1905125,00.html

Recent developments

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