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Secure Communication for Iranians

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

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 for encrypted chat over yahoo messenger, MSN, AOL Instant Messenger, GTALK, and others.


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.


Transcript of Second Dispatch

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Here is the transcript of our second update from Tehran, this is transcribed by a volunteer and you are welcome to help us if you think the transcript may have mistakes!


Hello I am reporting from Tehran, Iran and I’d like to share some news about the events happening here going on with the violence and the protests that are started at the last big election – the presidential election in Iran.

Uh, generally, uh, violence has been replaced by peaceful rallies and most of the protesters and Moussavi supporters are trying to uh, demand their requests in peace which usually is in Tehran and other big cities. Uh, yesterday a very big rally happened in Toopkhaneh square in the center of Tehran, uh, by Moussavi supporters in memory of the martyrs, uh, that were killed during the past days.

Moussavi [garbled] were there and [garbled] speech asked his supporters to stay calm and demand their requests in peace. Today hall line is open to have a Friday prayer and the Supreme Leader would have a – a speech but he is [garbled] the events that have happened here. Processors and Moussavi have decided to not [garbled] and there will be no officiall [garbled] of Moussavi and his supporters today but they planning to have a very huge rally tomorrow in Azadi Square on Saturday afternoon and one of the most important political parties in Iran have requested uh, to have legal ready uh, tomorrow.

Other than that, uh, people uh, go to the rooftops and shout “Allahu Akbar” and “Down with Dictator” each and every night. And, uh, I see that, uh, more and more people involved in these events and shout on their rooftops.

Uh, I think that things are moving toward peace and people are trying to use peaceful talks and negotiate with the government and regime to demand their requests. And I’m happy that less violence is happening here.

Thank you for your time and thank you for listening and thank you for support.

Second Update from Tehran

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

This will be our second audio update from an Iranian based in Tehran. We know the audio is rough, but so is the situation in Tehran now. Although the streets seem to be calming, there are still many difficulties with our communication. We will continue to work on this and hope you will continue to stay tuned for more updates from people Alive in Tehran.

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Transcript of First Audio Dispatch

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

[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.


First Dispatch from Iran

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

[Editor’s Note: We have cut the speaker’s name from the beginning of the audio for his safety. We hope to have more dispatches to come later today and in the coming days.]

Here is a short 3 minute audio clip from a brave soul in Iran who has volunteered to join us in attempting to report what is happening there and publicize the voices of Iranians inside the country.

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