For Latest on Iran Unrest, Check Online First
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2009 5:31 PM CDT
A female demonstrator holds up a poster of leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Traditional media are having a tough time covering the Iranian election fallout, but fear not: Web 2.0 is up to the task. The Washington Post runs down the best destinations for those hoping to stay on top of the situation:

  • PicFog.com: Current, unedited photos containing "a level of gore or manipulation not found on traditional news sites."

  • Twitter.com: The site is abuzz with coverage; the hashtags "#iranelection, #mousavi and #Tehran are among the most popular topics."
  • niacINsight (niacblog.wordpress.com): The National Iranian American Council lobbying group's site translates Farsi Facebook and Twitter posts into English.
  • Tehran Bureau (thr.contralaguerra.org): The independent site mixes "on-the-ground reports with analysis written by academics and journalists."
For a full list of sources, click the link below.