Monday, December 10, 2007

Ahmadinejad, President and Blogger

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is himself a blogger, according to the New York Times. Ahmadinejad comments on a range of topics from politics to his thoughts on Islam.

“He has a very keen understanding of publicity,” said Karim Arghandehpour, a political scientist and journalist in Tehran, in the Times article. “His Web log shows how he believes in modern publicity instruments and wants to use them."

Ahmadinejad even allows comments to his posts on his blog (in four languages, including English). Though while posting his own blog, Ahmadinejad has cracked down on other bloggers within Iran, with the Iranian government shutting down hundreds of sites critical of official policies.

His blog can be found at
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