Agencies, August 14 – Iranian hardliner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched his own web log.
Iranâ€™s state-controlled television announced the launch of his weblog with his first posting, titled â€˜autobiographyâ€™ explaining his childhood, the Islamic revolution and the countryâ€™s war with Iraq.
The blog includes a poll asking if users think the US and Israel are trying to trigger a new world war.
His first posting, available in Farsi Arabic, English and French, is over 2000 words long, but he promised to keep things â€œshorter and simplerâ€ in the future.
His blog begins, â€œDuring the era that nobility was a prestige and living in a city was perfection, I was born in a poor family in a remote village of Garmsar-approximately 90 kilometer east of Tehran.â€
The launch of the blog comes as Iranian authorities are stepping up arrests and pressure on popular bloggers as part of a wider clampdown launched after Ahmadinejad became president last year.
Thousands of websites have been blocked in Iran, ending years of liberal web access that once made Iran among the most vibrant online locales in the Middle East.
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