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Iran cracks down on media before election

Published: 01.28.13, 18:44 / Israel News

Iranian authorities have arrested more than a dozen journalists working for reformist newspapers Arman, Bahar, Etemaad, Shargh, and the Aseman weekly for cooperating with Persian-language "anti-revolutionary" news outlets, Mehr news agency reported late on Sunday, in what appeared to be a coordinated crackdown on the press.


With a presidential election five months away, Iran's clerical leadership appears to be tightening its grip on the media to avoid a repeat of the widespread protests that erupted after the disputed election in 2009. (Reuters)


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