Sunday, June 21, 2009

24 Journalists & Bloggers Arrested in Iran


Life magazine says the Iranian photographer who submitted this photo of protests in Tehran is now missing and probably arrested. Here is a gallery of the photographer's work with a note from Life. It's unknown if the photographer is counted among the 24 journalists and bloggers who have been reported arrested, among them Ali Mazroui, the head of the Association of Iranian Journalists, who was grabbed Sunday morning. Stories by the LAT's Borzou Daragahi continue to carry a Tehran dateline. At least 13 people were reported killed Saturday after protesters defied government orders not to assemble. The daughter and other relatives of former President Hashemi Rafsanjani also were arrested.

Noted (and updated):

  • Newsweek said its reporter Maziar Bahari was arrested Sunday in Tehran. NYT blog
  • The BBC's correspondent was told to leave the country. BBC
  • YouTube video of a Sunday protest in Tehran. YouTube
  • Cell-phone video of rock throwing and clashes on Saturday. BBC
  • An underground print newspaper has surfaced in Tehran.
  • Guide to supporting — and not hurting — Iranians on Twitter.Boing Boing
  • Twitter's impact for Andrew Sullivan: "As I have spent the past week hunched over a laptop, channelling and broadcasting as much information, video and debate about the momentous events in Iran, nothing quite captured the mood and pace of events like the tweets coming from the people of Iran." Times of London

From BBC Persian, protesters throw tear gas cannisters back at police then send them running. Raw:


Ten other "significant" Iran videos via Boing Boing

Extremely graphic: If you have the stomach for it — and DO NOT click there if you aren't ready for blood and dying — here's YouTube video of a girl being killed on the street while relatives wail. The video came with a message: "The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me. Please let the world know." The so-called "Neda" video has become a big thing globally, says CNN. Via Boing Boing and Andrew Sullivan

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