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Dienstag, 24. Januar 2006

Hossein Derakhshan, Kanadier persischen Ursprungs und „Vater“ der sehr aktiven iranischen Bloggerszene fährt als Graswurzeljournalist nach Israel, um den Feindbildern auf beiden Seiten das Leben entgegenzusetzen.

Für ihn bedeutet das unter anderem, daß er seine Heimat nicht mehr besuchen kann, da Reisen nach Israel vom Iran als illegal angesehen werden.

As a citizen journalist, I’m going to show my 20,000 daily Iranian readers what Israel really looks like and how people live there. The Islamic Republic has long portrayed Israel as an evil state, with a consensual political agenda of killing every single man and woman who prays to Allah, including Iranians.

I’m going to challenge that image.


As a peace activist, I’m going to show the Israelis that the vast majority of Iranians do not identify with Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric, despite what it looks like from the outside.

I’m going to tell them how any kind of violent action against Iran would only harm the young people who are gradually reforming the system and how the radicals would benefit from such situation.

During my visit, I’m going to blog in both English and Persian, take a lot of pictures and record numerous video and audio reports and make a few podcasts.


Hossein Derakhshan ist auf Spenden angewiesen, um die Reise durchführen zu können.

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