Journalism Rules Are Bent in News Coverage From Iran
Published: 29 June 2009
“Check the source” may be the first rule of journalism.
But in the coverage of the protests in Iran this month, some news organizations have adopted a different stance: publish first, ask questions later.
If you still don’t know the answer, ask your readers.
News organizations that would reject using cellphone videos or Twitter reports are forced to rely on them as an information source….
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I’m interested in hearing from twitter people who’ve seen, posted, RTd material for and from Iran – what’s been effective, what’s been dangerous.
You may also wish to comment on plans to sanction nokia-siemens over supplying specialised web monitoring software to Iranian authorities.
I’m not sure about that one.
If it’s OK for western Governments to monitor and filter, why not Iran’s “elected” officials.
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