German reporters cause Iran crisis

Two German reporters who were arrested in Iran last week for interviewing the son of a woman set to be stoned to death have admitted they were breaking the law, according to state media.

It is unknown what the two journalists are being charged with, but German officials have said they are appealing for the release of the two.

The Iranian president has blamed foreign media for inventing a story to discredit his country, after he denied the allegation that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was to be stoned for adultery.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 257 of Media Digest.




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