The Iranian Election and Social Media – Aljazeera Interview with Social Media Expert Robin Hamman

 

Fomer BBC Senior Community Producer Robin Hamman, who’s been leading the Social Media Team at Headshift for roughly a year now, was interviewed about Iran’s online media battle by Aljazeera.
As the Iranian election is still a trending topic on Twitter, it’s definitely worth watching, especially because Robin knows what he’s talking about:

A couple of other interesting links on the Iranian election and the impact of (Social) Media:

 
 

Draft Resolution by Libya, Burkina Faso, PR China, Russian Federation, Indonesia and Vietnam

 

Draft Resolution

proposed by the delegations of South Africa and Panama
31 January 2009

The Security Council,

Acknowledging the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy,

Reaffirming its commitment to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons,
and recalling the right of a signatory state of the NPT, in conformity with Articles I and II
of that Treaty, to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination,

Recalling its previous resolutions 1803 and 1835

Concerned by the proliferation risks presented by the Iranian nuclear
programme, mindful of its primary responsibility under the Charter of the United
Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security, and being
determined to prevent an aggravation of the situation,

Highly welcoming the USA and Iran re-establishing diplomatic relations,

Acting under Chapter VI ,

1.Expresses its determination to reinforce the authority of the IAEA process, strongly supports the role of the IAEA Board of Governors;

2.Establishes a special IAEA-committee appointed only for the purpose of monitoring the Iranian nuclear programme and working together with a delegation of the Iranian government consisting of experts in nuclear energy;

3.Re-establishes a dialogue without any preconditions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Nations Security Council for a long-term comprehensive arrangement, which would allow for the development of relations and cooperation with Iran based on mutual respect and the establishment of international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme (S/2006/521); suggests help and support for Iran in peaceful nuclear energy issues under the control of the IAEA of any nuclear activity in Iran according to Article VI of the NPT;

4.Suggests that the five permanent members of the Security Council support Iran’s peaceful use of nuclear energy by providing them with already enriched uranium therefore we strongly support the Committee on Internationalization of the Civilian Nuclear Fuel Cycle;

5.Encourages the establishment of a forum for discussion consisting of Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and a delegation of the OSCE plus China for the purpose of stabilizing the region through reinforcement of communication in order to guarantee peace;

6.Suggests the establishment of a public public partnership between the Russian Federation as a lead nation for the international community and the Islamic Republic of Iran to ensure the supply of enriched uranium to Iran and the co-operation between the atomic energy consuming states and the Islamic Republic of Iran;

7.Calls upon the members of the Security Council to strengthen the importance of disarmament and the necessity for Member States to take concrete steps towards this measure;

8.Calls upon the Security Council to refrain from further sanctions in case the Islamic Republic of Iran fully complies with the above-mentioned measures.

9.Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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Signatories: Libya, Burkina Faso, PR China, Russian Federation, Indonesia, Vietnam

 
 

Draft Resolution by Belgium, Croatia, France, Italy and the US

 

Sponsors: United Kingdom

Signatories: Belgium, Croatia, France, Italy, United States of America

The Security Council,

Taking note of the information and answers provided by Special Envoy Mr. Ali Larijani at the 7th Meeting of the Security Council,

Reaffirming its commitment to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT),

Recalling resolution 1696 (2006) of 31 July 2006, resolution 1737 (2006) of 23 December 2006, resolution 1747 (2007) of 24 March 2007, resolution

1803

(2008) of 3 March 2008 and resolution 1835 (2008) of 27 September 2008,

Bearing in mind the joint letter from 14 June 2008, signed by the Foreign Ministers of China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United

Kingdom, the United States of America and with support of the High Representative of the European Union, offering to work together with the Islamic Republic

of Iran on a modern nuclear energy programme with a guaranteed fuel supply,

Condemning that the Islamic Republic of Iran defied all previous resolutions and has not stopped its uranium enrichment programme as it has been

demanded by the Security Council,

Acting under Article 41 of Chapter VI of the Charter of the United Nations;

1.Affirms the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran;
2.Reaffirms that it refrains from intervening in the governmental affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran;
3.Draws attention to the Middle East conflict, especially regarding the impact it has on a consensus between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the

international community;

4.Calls for direct negotiations between the international community and the Islamic Republic of Iran;

5.Proclaims its concerns about the Iranian nuclear programme;

6.Urges the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop its uranium enrichment programme, installation of centrifuges and plutonium producing activities;
7.Notes with deep concern that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not fully complied with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA);

8.Urges the Islamic Republic of Iran to fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as demanded by its Director General in the

15 September 2008 Report (GOV/2008/38);

9.Decides to remain seized of the matter.