Theo Padnos, American Journalist, on Being Kidnapped, Tortured and Released in Syria
Toward the end of the report there’s an index. It it are seven pages with the names of journalists killed with full or partial impunity. Those first two lists contain 361 names.
The examples in the report included the decision to hold reporters in areas that denied them access to the events they had come to cover, and accusations of flashing lights to hinder photographers and of threats and assaults, culminating in the arrest of 21 journalists.
The arrest of the photographer, Arya Jafari, was reported by BBC Persian, a news service staffed by Iranian expatriates that is officially banned inside Iran but still widely seen there.
photographers will have to keep any equipment attached to their person