Reporting information from the ground during a conflict can be extremely dangerous. Below are some tools Iranians can use to securely send updates to Alive In Tehran and other media outlets.
Iranians, download Pidgin via http://pidgin.im for encrypted chat over yahoo messenger, MSN, AOL Instant Messenger, GTALK, and others.
HIDING YOUR IP:
Use TOR, instructions as follows:
Tor is a site where it takes a client (your contact) and hides their IP address among hundreds of thousands of IP addresses. It takes their connection and bounces them off of people supporting Tor with Bridges. A bridge is just another connection that donates bandwidth for the clients to use and hide behind.