Today marks the one year anniversary of the detention and imprisonment by the Iranian authorities of my good friend and fellow Soas student Hossein Derakhshan.
I am very pleased to see that Soas media department has now taken up his campaign and I urge all fellow bloggers to do the same.
He spoke out against wars and brought attention to many attrocities in the world. He is more famously known as 'the blogfather' of Iran for setting up and guiding thousands of blogs in Iran leading Iranians to be at the forefront of the cyberbattle.
You can read more about his activities and the details of his detention at the new Soas blog here: http://www.projectcarousel.org/2009/11/mind-medium-message/
We hope to raise the profile of his campaign so please use these messages to get you started.
I am blogging this from my iPhone so haven't worked out how to link to my previous posts yet but will do so once at a computer. Type his name in the search bar for previous articles.
UPDATE: coz someone is cybersquatting my .net address it is no longer possible to access my old link-GGGGRRRR
So, here's one that I also posted to my overflow blog