New technologies played a major role in the events leading up to and following the recent Iranian elections and should continue to have a tremendous impact. Social networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogging have changed the way Iranian citizens communicate with each other as well as with the outside world.

This event featured:
Robert Faris, Berkman Center of Internet and Society
Andrew Lewman, The Tor Project
Setareh Derakhshesh, Voice of America’s Persian News Network (PNN)
Sam Sedaei, Huffington Post Blogger

Moderated by: Richard Kraemer, National Endowment for Democracy

For updates on this event, visit http://cima.ned.org/events/new-media-in-iran.html

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The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of the National Endowment for Democracy, aims to strengthen the support, raise the visibility, and improve the effectiveness of media assistance programs throughout the world. The Center…


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The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of the National Endowment for Democracy, aims to strengthen the support, raise the visibility, and improve the effectiveness of media assistance programs throughout the world. The Center approaches its mission by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world.

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