Sunday, June 28, 2009

Where is our blogger?


UPDATE 20h00 GMT:
Two friends, who have been giving news the whole week, have confirmed:AMIR IS HOME NOW!
YEEEEESSSSSS!!!!



 I totally support 'A' and the people of Iran fighting for self-determination!

Using the only name I'm aware of, this is also a humble tribute to all those who have lost their lives.


Some petitions you may like to sign:
ATTENTION TWITTERS: iranian authorities are blocking accounts and using them as if they were the authors! Please watch out and read this.




Click here to view thumbnails for all participantsOur fellow CDP blogger 'A' is missing in Tehran. He has done a remarkable job covering the protests on the streets of his city. The iranian authorities have blocked his blog, Tehran24, on the 17th.

41 comments:

nobu said...

Thanks JM, I can see real in Iran.
I hope "A" is safe.

Jarart said...

Thank you for posting these pictures, JM. I hope for a quick return of all of the missing.

Ann said...

Well done JM, I hope that by adding our voices we can raise awareness and let people know they are not forgotten by the rest of the world.

Hilda said...

Thank you for providing the links to Avaaz and IA, JM. I signed the Avaaz petition several days ago (I've been a subscriber since the Burma crackdown) and I have sent the letter through IA just now.

Julie said...

Thank you for re-posting these images, JM. They are potent symbols of the repression and violence that the Iranian people are enduring. You have done a remarkable job in alerting our blogging community to A's peril and galvanising our support for him. Bravo!

I am so glad you posted on this special Theme Day. We want our blogger back. The world is watching.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great post. Thank you for calling attention to the plight of a wonderful contributor to the Daily Photo blog community.

Jim K said...

My heart aches for our blogger and tweeters who are now missing. I hope they are found or released soon.

joo said...

Thank you JM
Signed of course. Hope A will be back.

Ineke said...

JM i only learned from this discussion and day today and i hope you don't mind but i 'borrowed' your green image. Please let me know if you are ok with that!

m_m said...

Thank you. You did a great work for the issue of Iran, here on CDP.

cieldequimper said...

Thanks for everything JM, and for giving the photos a wider audience.

brattcat said...

thank you, jm, for continuing to shed light on these events.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks dear friend for all information and for keeping us updated
Léia

Julie said...

Oh, I do hope so JM. Let us all know when you can. You are doing a wonderful job here. Bravo!

Jilly said...

Such a powerful set of photographs showing the plight of Iran. Let's hope our Blogger will be freed soon. I saw your message on 'Green's' blog - have you any news he might be released and when?
Let's hope that one day the people of Iran will get a vote that counts. Thanks for everything you have done and are doing for Amir's cause, JM.

Jilly said...

Thankyou for your reply JM. Oh wouldn't that be something! I'll keep looking at your blog. J x

Sharon said...

Beautiful post JM. Thanks so much for re-publishing those photos. The images keep this situation in our thoughts!

Petrea said...

His work is indeed remarkable. So is yours. Thanks, JM.

Laurie said...

THanks for a beautiful contribution today, JM. I'm going to keep coming back for news of A's possible release.

Kate said...

I believe that you were the blogger who initially called attention to the plight of our blogger in a way that alerted many of the other bloggers in this group, and I thank you for that. I also am impressed at how you publicized "his" body of work on this post today. In addition, I am pleased that so many of us have posted today to call attention to one of our own and generally to support human rights around the globe.

Jacob said...

We all appreciate what you've done to spark CDP bloggers and others to share their concerns about the Iran situation. Thanks!

Virginia said...

JM,
Thank you for you leadership in all of this. You have made us all aware and I for one and very grateful for that. Keep us posted. Perhaps some good news tonight!!!
V

Babzy said...

What a good news !!!!!

Dina said...

Welcome home Amir!!!

White Oleander said...

I'm glad he's home. Now we can all feel at peace.

Petrea said...

You're sure? WOOOHOOOOO!

Julie said...

This is excellent news, JM. I am so proud of the work that you and your friends have done in keeping us all updated on the situation in Iran with regard to our missing blogger, Amir.

We are, indeed, a community and come together in times of need in friendship and with support.

I realise that there are still many more people in Iran missing and that the intolerable crack-down on the freedom to assemble and to discuss future directions continues unabated. However, as a non-political group, I feel that with the return of Amir to his family and friends our continued involvement must be on an individual basis.

We are a community. The world is a community. The world is watching.

Jilly said...

JM, Just got home to your message.How absolutely fabulous! What a relief. What joy. Thankyou SO much for your kindness in leaving a message on my blog. Do tell the Forum. Can't begin to tell you how happy I am for Amir and his family and it's obvious you feel exactly the same! Rah rah rah!

Mo said...

JM just got in. Great news. Lets hope that he continues to be safe.

m_m said...

This is a great information!

Thank you for sharing!

We're very glad that he is home! Great news for the beginning of a new week!

Jessica said...

Wonderful post and I commend you for getting the information out there. I am SO happy that he is home safe! I hope he continues his brave work in getting imagery of Iran to the world.

Louis la Vache said...

Thank you for continuing to keep attention on this. Enough world-wide attention will bring the repressive regime of the mullahs down.

Ann said...

Wonderful news to wake up to.

Babooshka said...

That is wonderful news for A and his family. The reaction I have had on my own often negative island has been fantastic and many have been spurred into further action, even that is only being kinder to immigrants who find their way here from troubled shores. Well done for everything you have done. Today was a good day to be part of the CDP.

Joan said...

What a wonderful note to read. Thank you for the update.

Carraol said...

Remarkable work you did posting the alert about the situation of Amir in Iran and now its a great news know that is safe and with his family again. Bravo!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» was pleased to learn this evening that Amir has been released.

Hilda said...

That is such wonderful news about Amir. Thank you for updating us, JM (I hope you don't mind if I keep using that — I've gotten so used to it!).

I hope people don't relax their vigilance though. There is still so much violence in Iran and the people still need a lot of support!

Mateo said...

I'm glad for your support. I'd like to make you aware of this video. Jump to 00:27:10 if you don't like to watch the whole video. I think this is what most western countries deny but it is all connected.

D said...

Thank you for your updates! So glad to hear Amir is home.

Peter said...

I was happy to see that he's back and free, although new post on his blog in the immediate...