Jun 21, 2009

24 journalists arrested in Iran

Iranian authorities have arrested at least 24 reporters, editors and bloggers since June 14, according to Reporters Without Borders and other media sources. The NYT's Lede blog reports on the latest detention, that of Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari:
The number of reporters arrested since the June 12 election has risen to at least 24. The Lede has learned that Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari was arrested without charge on Sunday morning in Tehran, and has not been heard from since. Mr. Bahari, a Canadian citizen, has been living in and covering Iran for the past decade. His most recent article for Newsweek examined opposition supporters’ concerns that pro-Ahmadinejad groups were staging violent incidents at their rallies to undermine support for their movement.
An earlier AP story put the number at 23, based on the work of Reporters Without Borders.

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