Iran chooses Internet Media to protest

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Tehran, Jun 16: The Iranian government may have tightened the noose on the traditional news media of the country, but this doesn't seem to stop Iranians from raising their voices using the internet media.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in the recently concluded presidential election has been seen as an outcome of fraudulent tactics. With this controversial win, the nation erupted in protests leading to the censorship put on the country's media.

Finding the overbearing need to chronicle the happenings inside the country, tech savvy Iranians chose Twitter along with other social networking sites to publish the real news. While the bloggers poured out their cries in words, users of Youtube uploaded videos showing the protests and the violence meted out on the civilians.

On Saturday, Jun 13 the Iran government went ahead and blocked Facebook and text messaging which drove the people to use hard-to-trace web services like GoogleTalk and Twitter.

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