Sunday, June 28, 2009

Blog Day: Where is Our Blogger?!

Where is Our Blogger?!

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Today friends in the City Daily Photo Blog community are posting special photos from our cities around the globe to express our concern for our fellow CDPB blogger who has shared with us every day for years the beauty of the city and people of Iran's capital, Tehran. He disappeared on the streets of Tehran seven days ago and we are anxious to hear of his safety and whereabouts. Ours is a photoblogging, not a political community, but we must express our love and concern for someone just like each of the rest of us who shares one photo a day from our cities and enjoys friendship around the world. There is a tower in Tehran that a friend once told me Seattle's Space Needle reminded him of. So, from the Space Needle here in my city to the beautiful Milad tower in Tehran, which our blogging friend Amir began showing our community the construction of in 2006 and the lighting of in this photo in August of last year, I send my good wishes for his safe return and for the peace of the dear people of Iran in these present troubling times. Here is a green balloon for each day that has passed since we have learned of his disappearance. Similar balloons were let go all over Iran on Friday to express the Iranian people's wish for the right to peaceful demonstration and freedom of speech without fear of reprisal.
Click here to view thumbnails for all the CDPB special Blog Day: Where is Our Blogger? participants.

UPDATE: Amir has been released! our blogging friend reported at 12:06 PST today that , " I just got an email right now that Amir is released and is back home." What wonderful news!

UPDATE #2: Read this to find out how some detainees at Evin prison have been treated.


17 comments:

Ervin Vice said...

Best wishes to Amir - lovely photo!

brattcat said...

Beautiful post. We are so fortunate to have this forum in which we celebrate our differences and embrace our commonalities. We take joy in each individual's vision of his or her place, no matter how different that place is from our own. Surely it is a message to be shared around the world.

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic choice Kim. Have a good Sunday.

Jim K said...

Awesome shot. Lets hope he is found safe soon.

Laurie said...

This image brings tears to my eyes. I'm so moved by this outpouring of love from our community. Let's hope he is home soon.

Kate said...

With this formum we can express our dismay at injustices when we feel it is appropriate...an added bonus. In addition, I am pleased that so many of us have posted today to call attention to one of our own and generally to support human rights around the globe.

nobu said...

Yes, those green baloons look "life" and "freedom".

jabblog said...

Arresting image. I'm not one of the CDP community but nonetheless I abhor injustice and hope that Amir will be released unharmed soon and allowed to resume his work.

Steffe said...

A great post about Amir and the situation in Iran. There was a demonstration outside the Iranian Embassy in Stockholm on Friday that turned ugly.

http://www.thelocal.se/20316/20090627/

White Oleander said...

I hope he'll return home safe soon.

Julie said...

A heartfelt and individualised post, Kim. Our group of CDPBs has never felt more like a community than on this issue. I do hope that JM is right and that our missing blogger returns to us soon.

Our group is a community. The world is a community. The world is watching.

Petrea said...

Well done, Kim. I'm amazed at the outpouring of support today. I hope it's helpful in some way.

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful news indeed. Thanks for the update. MB

Jilly said...

Just love your words, Kim and the message linking the Seattle tower to the Milad tower in Tehran. And of course the 7 balloons so well symbolize the days Amir was missing. What good news it is - what joy - to know he is released and back with his family.

Kim, thanks SO much for your comments on my blogs. Meant so much.

Mateo said...

I'm glad for your support. I'd like to make you aware of this video. Jump to 00:27:10 if you don't like to watch the whole video. I think this is what most western countries deny but it is all connected.

Michelle Johnson said...

Hope you hear something soon about your friend in Tehran and that the Iranian people can find the peace they are searching and fighting for.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» wonders if the heat generated from the blogger community didn't help secure Amir's release...

In any case, it's good to know he's free for now. Let's pray the mullahs leave him alone....