14 June 2009

Iran: News Coverage

Initially I thought the US media was just being lazy and avoiding coverage of what's happening in Iran, but it looks as though the Iranian government is blocking foreign news agencies from reporting the angry reaction to the election. Spanish reporters have had tapes confiscated, Al-Aribiya has been ordered to cease reportage for a week, one German journalist seems to be under house arrest--he's not allowed to leave his hotel, and Iran is jamming the BBC's Persian broadcasts (thereby breaking international treaties).

Added: Police have confiscated cameras and equipment of ABC and NBC. The BBC has been ordered out of the country.

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