Transcript of First Audio Dispatch
[Editor’s Note: This is a full transcript, minus names, of the first audio dispatch for what will hopefully become “Alive in Tehran.” Special thanks to @peech____!]
HI [name], I’m [name] and I’m calling from Tehran, Iran. I’m just trying to give my personal experience in daily life in Tehran and Iran – to clarify some misunderstood stuff about the , uh, events happening in Iran because I think the media coverage has been very low and there have been many situations about this stuff happening here.
Generally most of the events are happening in [garbled] Tehran and other big cities in Iran and life experience lies by area. For instance in our area things are very calm but in central areas, uh, i think there are many events happening, specifically in evenings, afternoons, uh, and during the early hours of the night.Uh, most of the people are worried about their safety and security including myself and my family, uh, we just need the safety of people and I think that this whole situation is moving toward a worse case and involves the regime and [garbled] actions and making wrong decisions.
During the last 24 hours our government has made some [garbled] decisions and stayed against what people are demanding in the country and has made many people angry at them, and, uh, I think that it has worsened the situation in Iran.
For now, things are very calm – specifically during the mornings despite the rumours on both sides. They are trying to decieve people in the other sides and other campaigns. However they have new rallies during this afternoon and evening and I guess that things will be worse than the past few days and I just hope that they calm down and settle things down.
However, other than the bad life experience in Iran, we worry about the economic situation because prices are going very quickly and they are having many attacks to banks and many economic organizations are down or closed and, uh, many of the private companies and corporations are out of order – they have closed their services to people and uhm, people are very worried about the future of the country.
Many of them just demanded Democracy and uhm free election but now they are worried about the future of the country because things are driving toward a revolution and this is not a good situation for everybody in the country.
I just hope that things change here [garbled] and communications inside the country and with the outside world is very bad. They have reduced the bandwidth of internet connections, many of the websites are closed or hacked and this has been another [garbled] to let the rumours find their ways inside the society and people don’t have official sources to get their news.
I hope that things settle down very quickly. Thank you for listening and I hope that you keep your support and help Iranians to find the best future and the real Democracy here in Iran. Thank you.