June 22, 2009
Posted: 1822 GMT
It's how we're trying to get a clear picture on what is happening in Iran. Voices on the telephone, from journalists who must remain nameless for their own protection or students who speak of the emotion of taking part in a protest despite threats from Iran's Revolutionary Guard to crack down on dissenters.
The restrictions placed on international journalists are such that getting the story to our viewers means pieceing together elements online and in hurried telephone calls.
Our "Iran desk" is monitoring and evaluating videos and pictures taken in Iran, trying to determine where and when images were shot.
We will bring you the latest amateur video we have of today's anti-government protests. A journalist I spoke with on air told me he believed about 10,000 people showed up at Haft e-Tir square in Tehran. We are working hard on trying to connect with other witnesses to Monday's events in the Iranian capital.
Our guest today is an Editor at Wired magazine and will talk to us about how the authorties are trying to block websites and monitor text messages sent by protestors. The web and mobile technology has played such a large part in how this story is being told that we want to spend a few minutes focusing on that angle.
Also today, we'll speak of a spike in violence in Iraq with our Michael Ware, back in Baghdad to report on the planned pullout of U.S. troops from some cities and towns. Will the bloodshed force Americans to rethingk their June 30th deadline?
Plus the latest from Wall Street, where it's a gloomy day. We'll tell you why.
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