Wednesday 17 June 2009

Lindsey Hilsum in Iran: 'Special police have beaten up journalists'

Channel 4 international editor Lindsey Hilsum told BBC Radio 4's The Media Show in an interview from Iran today that special police had beaten up journalists.
She told presenter Steve Hewlett: "They think the way to stop demonstrations is stopping any publicity getting out."
She said AP was reporting that 10 Iranian journalists had been arrested and attempts were being made to intimidate local journalists.
Hilsum said journalists had to get round restrictions imposed by the Iranian regime "as best you can".
She added a lot of the information on blogs, Twitter and Facebook from opposition groups may be easier to access in Britain than Iran and was difficult to verify.

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