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If you haven't been following Hossein's visit to Iran, take a look at his blog right now.

He's writing about the changing mood in Tehran, plus the frustrations of blogging with a bad dial-up connection in a dangerous political climate.

And this Iranian-based blog, a recipient of the Reporters Without Borders' Freedom Blog Awards, recently earned its author, a two-year prison sentence.

I am full of respect for bloggers in Iran - and for bloggers in all the many other parts of the world where freedom of expression is routinely suppressed.

In the UK, although we don't get jailed for expressing our views (and I think we should pause to celebrate that fact alone) what we do hear in the media seems to be getting narrower and, perhaps, less representative of the rich mix of people and cultures that we are. I'd like to hear more voices, to look at things through different eyes, so that I can understand things better.
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