Iran arrests 11 reporters over ‚foreign contacts‘

28.01.2013                      17.Schwat. 5773

Iran & Pressefreiheit:

Iran arrests 11 reporters over 'foreign contacts'

Crackdown is authorities' latest effort at shutting down dissenting voices.

Authorities in Iran arrested 11 journalists on Sunday, accused them of cooperation with foreign-based, Persian-language media organizations.
The development is a major escalation in a press crackdown that shows Iran's zero tolerance for those who work with dissident media or outlets deemed as unfriendly….