Tuesday, June 09, 2009

VIDEO/POLITICS: Miscellaneous reports on the Iranian Presidential Election ...

Iranian reformists try new media to win votes

Political reformists in Iran have long accused Irib, the state-run broadcaster, of biased reporting against their organisations.

With the fate of the presidency up for grabs, many have turned to new media outlets including social networking sites and text messaging as a way of making themselves heard in a closely-fought campaign.

Al Jazeera's Alireza Ronaghi reports from Tehran on the race to master new technology and win Iranian votes.

Iranian women barred from presidential contest

Iran's president is being accused of lying to win votes with just four days to go before the country's election.

Mir Hossein Mousavi, one of the main challengers to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says the incumbent is trying to sabotage his presidential campaign "unethically".

But women in Iran can only dream of contesting the presidential election. Alireza Ronaghi reports.

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