6 independent filmmakers arrested in Iran
AP, Wednesday 21 Sep 2011
The BBC says 6 independent filmmakers have been detained in Iran but has denied an Iranian media report that the group are employed by the British public broadcaster


The BBC says 6 independent filmmakers have been detained in Iran but has denied an Iranian media report that the group are employed by the British public broadcaster.

The BBC said in a statement Monday that the group were "independent documentary filmmakers." It added that the BBC's Farsi-language service had bought the rights to their films but had not commissioned the work.

The broadcaster also said the signal for its BBC Persian service was frequently jammed.

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