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Finding the Raw Story in Tehran

With the mother of all opposition protests set to happen tomorrow and major news media ordered to stay in their offices, Tehran followers are looking to other venues for their updates on the situation. Here’s a handy guide.

After the State Department’s request to keep Twitter as available as possible to the opposition, the microblogging service is showing a surge in tweeting around the unrest.

Their lead Twitterer is filing updates under the handle IranElection.

Tweets and Facebook posts in Farsi are translated into English at the National Iranian American Council.

The Tehran Bureau reports high-minded dispatches as does the Nieman Reports.

Flickr is providing photojournalism from street-level, and if Yahoo’s image filter is too strict for you, try picfog.

Huffington Post is live-blogging every three or so minutes.

And, of course, Big Think was following the Iranian election long before this week’s events.

Here is author and analyst Hooman Majd with his insight into his old boss, Ahmadinejad.


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