GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

23 Iranian Journalists/bloggers arrested so far...

That's the latest count...
Iranian authorities have arrested 23 journalists and bloggers since post-election protests began a week ago, according to a media watchdog that says reporters are a priority target for Iran's leadership.

Among those arrested was the head of the Association of Iranian Journalists, Reporters Without Borders said Sunday.

"It's becoming more and more problematic for journalists", said Benoit Hervieu of the Paris-based group, also known by its French acronym RSF.

The group released a list of 23 Iranian journalists, editors and bloggers arrested since June 14, and says it has lost contact with several others believed detained or in hiding. Hervieu said RSF verified each arrest via its network of reporters and activists in Iran. No foreign journalists were on the list.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Information is sunshine and repulsive to a repressive regime. The messenger is targeted to control citizens. Courage is a precious commodity when you are confronted with the power of the state. Russia and China are also countries that oppress opposition by shutting down the media. I wish the Iranians well, and hope that they are successful in moving the government to opening up the country to new ideas and freedoms.

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