Following yesterday’s mass protest at the iconic Freedom Tower in Tehran, Iran’s government has announced a ban on foreign journalists covering events in the city.
Monday’s rallies disputed the credibility of Iran’s presidential election, alleging the landslide claimed by incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be a fraud. Iran’s state-run media stated yesterday that seven were killed in clashes.
Foreign correspondents covering the elections had already begun to leave as their visas started to expire.
But as events unfold, traditional media has only provided part of the coverage. Twitter, already an important source of information for both protesters and the global community, has grown even more crucial in breaking the news embargo.
Daylife has also emerged as a powerful tool in navigating the river of news, photos, videos, and tweets on the global protests surrounding Iran’s elections. Yesterday’s protests, hundreds of thousands strong, were documented in pictures like these:
Today Daylife is serving up photos of Iranians and supporters protesting around the world, shown in these photos from Kiev, Vienna, Ankara and Frankfurt: