Presidency Candidates and Bloggers
I have been so active during the last months. However, we are waiting for fine or shocking news about our case in the court. Last week I was invited to Hamedan for the First Students Weblog Festival as one of the jury. A week before, my book published in Tehran. “Communication Skills for NGOs”. Now, I am working on some reports for the newspaper I work with; Shargh.
The Iranian society is getting closer to the election period. At this time there are many candidates for the coming presidency election. But the main candidates are Aliakbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the foremer president and one of the influential clerics, Dr. Moeen, former science and technology minister and also Ghalibaf (the head of Police), Ahmadinezaj (the present mayor of Tehran), AliLarijani (Former chief of the national governmental TV and supreme leader adviser) and some other candidates.
During the last weeks some of the candidates have tried to hold meetings with bloggers and journalists. Candidated like Moeen, Hashemi and Ahmadinejad.
I have been invited to the Moeen’s meeting with bloggers. Bloggers asked him many questions even about the political and social taboos, limitations, bad governance and some doubtful actions by the officials specially in human rights issues. It was an absolutely open meeting that I have ever had with candidates. I wonder any of other candidates can hold such an open meeting with journalists or bloggers. However, the candidate uses everything to gather the votes. Everything!