The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders says it is
concerned by what it calls the growing repression of journalists and
cyber-dissidents in Iran.
In a report issued Sunday, the RSF (known by the French acronym for Reporters Sans Frontieres) announced
the detention of five more journalists. RSF says 41 journalists are
currently imprisoned in Iran a month after the country's contested
RSF says Iran is currently the world's biggest prison for journalists,
and is becoming the world's most dangerous place for them to operate.
RSF says the recently-detained journalists include photographers Majid
Saidi and Tohid Bighi, blogger Henghameh Shahidi, and journalists
Somaieh Nosrati and Said Matinpour.
According to RSF, four of the five are being held in secret locations
with no information about their condition being released to their
families or legal representatives.