Sunday, June 21, 2009

Neda


You've probably heard of the current situation in Iran. I've been following the events since yesterday afternoon on Twitter and have been participating by retweeting important messages through a seperate account, that I've created. Even the press relies on the twitterfeed, because the combination of Twitter, Youtube and Facebook has become an important tool for Iranians to spread the word of what's happening in their country. And Twitter users are spreading informations faster than the press ever could. You maybe have also already heard of the innocent twenty-seven year old woman named Neda, who's been taped on video after she was shot and then died in front of the camera. Many people have seen this footage already and because of its impact, it reminds me of that photograph from the vietnam war of a girl running away after a napalm attack on her village. There's a quote, that sums up what's been happening this weekend quite well: Today, the world participated in a war not with guns & weapons but with a mouse & keyboard.

14 comments:

  1. its completely heartbreaking. thats all i can say. thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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  2. wunderschönes Foto,und das Hemd auch,steht dir echt gut!
    der text ist traurig.

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  3. ich als perserin (mit absicht gesagt, da iran vor der revolution persien hieß) freue mich dass viele menschen interesse an dem thema haben und finde es toll, dass du auf in deinem blog, der eig nichts mit politik zu tun hat, darauf aufmerksam machst. hab dies leider noch nicht gemacht, da ich mich ziemlich hilflos fühle und nicht weiß was ich sagen soll, ich hoffe einfach auf eine revolution.
    danke, mardjan

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  4. Wow...that quote literally touched me in a way like no other. You are so right with that quote and what you say. Nice picture..I like how by just seeing the picture we can see how worried you are of the situation going on in Iran. Thank you for enlightening us with the current situations going on in Iran.
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  5. :( it's honestly terrible, thank you for raising awareness on this issue

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  6. wow, is so nice to heard this from u, and the best way to make people think about what is going on, and the best way to do it, because the press is not the best option to get info... the quote is amazing..

    hope ur fine

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  7. right on for using your blog to give voice to these issues

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  8. great picture :) you're from zurich, not? i think i saw you...

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  9. yeah, thats absolutely terrible. my bf is from Iran,
    and he said, that they absolutely lost contact
    with their relatives and its so sad :(

    but thats a great thing you're doing mate

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  10. du hast sehr recht mit dem text und dem zitat.
    ich mag dein blog, lese ihn häufig.
    meiner meinung nach hast du ähnlichkeit mit dem schauspieler Mike Bailey, von der britischen serie Skins!
    grüße

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  11. Thats so sweet that you use your blog to bring this front and center. I hope that the stuff in Iran can go down with the least bloodshed possible but the Iranians need freedom.

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