Tweeting in Tehran: Lessons on How to Win (or Lose) a Revolution in the 21st Century
Recent events in Tehran have revolutionized the use of technology in political organizing and communicating news. Journalist Kouross Esmaeli chronicles the events following the June 22, 2009 Iranian election that have become known as Tehran's Twitter Revolution. In his talk, he considers what the recent political unrest in Iran tells us about our own uses of technology, politics, organizing and fighting for justice. Kouross Esmaeli is the 2005 recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Television Network Documentary from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. Kouross is one of the premier voices covering the Iranian elections as well as a producer of the recently launched BoomGen TV.