Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Detention of Growing Number of Journalists Condemned

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the renewed crackdown on Iranian journalists, in which a wave of arrests in Tehran on and around the “Black Sunday” of 27 January has been followed by interrogations and arrests of journalists in several provincial cities.

A total of 58 journalists are currently detained in Iran.

“The Iranian authorities must end these successive arbitrary arrests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “With five months to go to the next presidential election, they are pursuing a strategy of preventive arrests and systematic intimidation of news providers. This operation is designed to silence any criticism of the growing obstruction of freedom of information and the crackdown on journalists who could draw attention to electoral fraud.”

To read RSF’s report, please click here.


Anonymous said...

coincidently no condemnation of the fact Iranian news channels have been taken of air in western countries and Iranian news channels have been sanctioned by the us from broadcasting to the world

Nader Uskowi said...

Coincidentally, make those comments to the journalists behind bar in Iran and their families!