iran press freedom

Imagine a child, born, eyeless; earless and mouth-less. Imagine if the baby was a country, so precious, so new, and millions of its people died for its birth. Welcome to South Sudan, a country where freedom fever is frying as an idea at the core of its founding, freedom of speech, comes under fire.
Staff of the BBC Persian service said that recently, several friends and relatives of employees living in Iran have been arrested, interrogated and detained in a "campaign of intimidation" leading up to the parliamentary elections and amid escalating political tensions between Iran and the United Kingdom.