The Front Line Is Online: Freedom should trump privacy.

It’s been a year since Neda Agha Soltan died. Since her dark eyes blazed into the camera of an on-looker while she lay on the ground, muttering, “I’m burning, I’m burning.” The powerful, gruesome video of the young musician, taken after she was shot during the Iranian election protests on June 20 last year, was touted as the most widely watched death in history. It’s a grim honor, yet this footage—along with many others of the protests, shot by shaking hands and blurred by chaos, running feet, and shouting voices—marked the moment citizen journalism truly entered the mainstream.

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