Thursday, October 21, 2004

Protest against Iran blog arrests

Proving again why we live in the greatest country in the World: Freedom of Speech.
The Iranian journalists' union has held a meeting to protest at the arrests of eight webloggers and reformist newspaper journalists in recent months.
A lawyer for three of the arrested men said he had no idea where they were being detained and what they were being charged with.

...not only were reformist newspapers being closed down and journalists arrested, but now those working in the electronic media on internet sites were also being targeted.
Speakers said a new generation of Iranian journalists was in danger.
Most of the webloggers are in their early 20s.