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Iranian Americans React to Images of Violence

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Iranian Americans React to Images of Violence

Iranian students protesting in Tehran in December 2009. Photo by: AP.

Technology now allows us to see inside the world's most repressive societies in real time. In 2007 we were able to witness protests in the streets of Burma. Tibet monks beamed their protests around the world in 2008.

But what's been happening in Iran since June's election is setting new standards in watching a movement for change unfold before our eyes. The technology is combining with Iran's dynamic population and Diaspora to keep momentum, urgency and coherence to a popular movement the government is trying mightily to suppress.

Today on Worldview we'll talk with several Iranian Americans about how seeing this movement unfold effects them emotionally and politically.

Nari Safavi is from the National Iranian America Council and the the President of Pasfarda Art and Cultural Exchange. Mohamad Tavakoli is President of the International Society for Iranian Studies
and Parrisa who lives in Chicago and asked that we not give her surname, inorder to protect her family.

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