Presidential elections are exciting times for Iran and its government. Not that Iranians have any real choice. The candidates are handpicked, the government manipulates the outcome, and the highest position of power can’t be voted for But it’s important for Iran’s government to at least pretend they are a democracy. It’s also around election time that valuable new sources of news come into existence. Here’s a small round up of new go to places:
Starting tomorrow the new civil reporting site Iran Wire will go online. The site is primarily in Persian, but will feature English translations of selected articles.
Iran Election Watch, a site dedicated to news related to the elections has been launched.
At the previous elections Tehran Bureau was an invaluable source of information. Since then they’ve moved to a dedicated page at the Guardian.
Radio Zamaneh has launched an English language twitter feed.
As more appear on our radar we’ll link to them on this blog. Also, if you have suggestions let us know.