Mapping the political discourse of the Iranian Green Movement
Keywords: Iranian Green Movement, Mir Hossein Mousavei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, iconic images, Neda Agha Soltan
AbstractRecognizing the creative political communication strategies initiated by the Iranian Green Movement in June 2009 following disputed presidential election results is essential in order to broaden the currently narrow conceptualizations and considerations of the ‘Arab spring’ and contemporary mediated protests. We consider how the Green Movement articulated alternative discursive strategies in their resistance to perceived voter fraud in Iran, leading to numerous arrests and violence. The Green Movement emerged with an imaginative civil disobedience campaign, worth exploring as a creative communication strategy toward political resistance.
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