When a voice speaks and not only the entire country heard it but the entire world comes to hear about it, then that is what makes communication and the tool of communication powerful. Citizen journalism came to live in Iran last June and it is still spreading across the world. Neda is an inspiration for all, especially for women who are all fighting for their freedom!
Be it accident or be it the critical mass consciousness, I came across this video yesterday. It is said to be officially released tomorrow but it is now distributed through Youtube in English, Farsi and Arabic so as to avoid censorship by the Iranian government. The true story of Neda, a young Iranian woman shot about a year ago during a protest on the street. It reveals the political situation in Iran but it more accurately shed light on a woman's quest for freedom. … more
An excellent documentary by HBO which details the circumstances surrounding Neda's death last year during the Iranian election. It is THE voice that calls out to the world in her & Iranian people struggle with freedom. You can watch the entire 1 hour documentary and get an indepth perspective on Iran. A must-watch for all who are concerned with humanity and freedom!
The footage of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan (Persian: ندا آقا سلطان - Nedā Āġā Soltān; January 23, 1982 – June 20, 2009) drew international attention after she was killed during the 2009 Iranian election protests. Her death was captured on video by bystanders and broadcast over the Internet and the video became a rallying point for the reformist opposition. It was described as "probably the most widely witnessed death in human history".Nedā (ندا) is a word used in Persian to mean "voice", "calling," or "divine message," and she has been referred to as the "voice of Iran." Her death became iconic in the struggle of Iranian protesters against what they said was the fraudulent election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Circumstances of Death: On June 20, 2009, at around 6:30 p.m., Neda Agha-Soltan was sitting in her Peugeot 206 in traffic on Kargar Avenue in the city ofTehran. She was accompanied by her music teacher and close friend, Hamid Panahi, and two others, who remain unidentified.The four were on their way to participate in the protests against the outcome of the 2009 Iranian presidential election. The car's air conditioner was not working well, so ...