June 16, 2009
Posted: 1742 GMT
Yesterday, some of you obejected to my use of the term "Twitter revolution" to describe what is happening in parts of Iran right now. A few found it limiting and felt it didn't acurately reflect the wide nature of the protests and rallies that have divided segments of the Iranian population.
The term, widely circulated in the days following Iran's contentious presidential race, is not meant to reduce the political crisis to what can be tweeted in 140 character messages, but to signal the beginning of a new threat to regimes who try to suppress their citizens' messages of protest.
Governments can only control so much; messages and photos of what is happening in iran, circulated via Twitter, have made their way out. They've provided a certain measure of insight into what is happening in Iran today when added to other forms of reporting and newsgathering.
Ok, now that's out of the way, a quick note on actually reporting the Iran story. CNN's Reza Sayah is in Tehran for us today but, like other members of the foreign press, is barred from covering rallies on the streets of Tehran. So he will be live for us from another location.
We'll also be analyzing the aftermath of the presidential election with an Mahmoud Ahmadinejad supporter, Kaveh Afrasiabi, and will ask him at least one question submitted to my Twitter oage (@halagorani.) Thanks for all your suggestions.
Also today, we'll look at President' Obama's latest remarks on North Korea. He is hosting his South Korean counterpart at the White House today and answered reporter questions about the North, stating that he believed a nuclear-armed Pyogyang posed a "greave threat" to the world. We'll analyze the U.S. President's remarks.
We are still looking into reports that three Western tourists recently kidnapped Yemen were murdered and will discuss efforts to get the remaining hostages freed.
And a look at why stock markets are still feeling deflated, despite good economic news.
That, ans the rest of the day's top stories, as awlays.
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