Above is the panel for tonight: L-R that’s Guardian Blogs Editor Kevin Anderson; Annabelle Sreberny of SOAS; Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC and Susan Pointer of Google (link to a video).
The new cartoon was the initiative of the Iranian-American Sina Payman, who has put together a website called Spread Persepolis to promote the project. The creator of the original cartoon, Marjane Satrapi, gave permission for the update, but was not directly involved. Payman said the updated cartoon was aimed at showing how history is repeating itself in Iran. (The Guardian) Click here for more on Persepolis
Warning: This video is unbelievably graphic and horrific. (via The Guardian) Neda Soltani was shot dead on Saturday, while protesting with her father music teacher in Tehran. Her death is not being reported by the state-controlled media inside the country. She was the same age as me.