A 17-million people gathering. Only few days to Imam Hussein (as) Arbaeen (the 40th day of his martyrdom), still collects the greatest congregation of Imam's mourners as the world's greatest gathering; a gathering much larger in scope, the distance walked, and the population participating than the Hajj pilgrimage itself.
According to estimations by Karbala governor, the number of population travelling the city for pilgrimage was 17 million, showing a 400 per cent rise compared to that in 8 years ago. This is almost 4 times greater than the number of Muslims congregating during Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. But the thing is that, a congregation so large, and a ceremony so grand in scope, has found little coverage in web and social networks; even, in some cases, has found disproportionate coverage. To examine this fact, go and search in Google for words like 'Arbaeen,' 'Mourning,' and 'Shiite.' You would find a great host of pictures depicting people cutting their head using cutlass; bloodshed, and other abominations released on the web with the objective of defile Shiite image around the world by the extremist groups.
This year, a media group comprising of photographers, documentary film producers, writers, etc., will set off to Karbala to cover this great festival on internet and social networks especially for non-Iranian users. The media group would release and share images, videos, and reports of the event online through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Google+ with other social networks and insider Iranian websites such as Aparat, Cloob, and Lenzor; Iran's state TV and Radio, and foreign news agencies, websites, and daily newspapers. The media group has called users of the social networks and Arbaeen mourners to establish the most visited and liked social network pages and to make international the Shiite movement in Arbaeen.
Along with their activity, some websites and pages created in social networks would support and cover the greatest human gathering of the world.
The following are especially for Arbaeen 2013:
Facebook.com/arbaeen2013 instagram.com /arbaeen2013 twitter.com/arbaeen_2013 google.com/+arbaeen2013
... Payvand News - 12/16/13 ... --