His divergent political views made him a star of the blogosphere. Now that Hossein Derakhshan is missing in Iran, Toronto bloggers are abuzz, Ivor Tossell reports
Special to The Globe and Mail
November 29, 2008
Before he disappeared, Hossein Derakhshan might have been Toronto's most famous blogger.
For a time, he was held in such high regard that when renowned cartoonist Nikahang Kowsar, a fellow Iranian expatriate, drew a cartoon to honour him, he rendered the man who helped kick off Iran's blogging revolution as a marble statue.
But Mr. Derakhshan's politics shifted, growing more sympathetic to Iran's regime. His friendships soured, and Mr. Kowsar's cartoons ceased to be so flattering. Now, Mr. Kowsar is worried for his former friend...
اين گزارش گرچه اشتباهات زيادی دارد، اما در مجموع متعادلتر از بسياری ديگر از مطالب منتشر شده به نظر میرسد.