People under duress have always found ways to get information out. Always. When you want something to be known, badly enough, when you have something you must say to the world, you’ll do whatever you have to do with the voice you possess. All day I’ve been reading stories and tweets about Iran cracking down on text messaging, cell phone videos, but the pictures are getting out anyway.
People who deplore “citizen journalism” and talk about how awful it is that anyone with a cell phone camera can be a journalist should be paying attention right now, because at its most basic, this is what journalism is: getting the signal out, any way you have to, any way you can.