24 journalists & bloggers arrested in Iran *


Life magazine says the Iranian photographer who submitted this photo of protests in Tehran is now missing and probably arrested. Here is a gallery of the photographer's work with a note from Life. It's unknown if the photographer is counted among the 24 journalists and bloggers who have been reported arrested, among them Ali Mazroui, the head of the Association of Iranian Journalists, who was grabbed Sunday morning. Stories by the LAT's Borzou Daragahi continue to carry a Tehran dateline. At least 13 people were reported killed Saturday after protesters defied government orders not to assemble. The daughter and other relatives of former President Hashemi Rafsanjani also were arrested.

Noted (and updated):

  • Newsweek said its reporter Maziar Bahari was arrested Sunday in Tehran. NYT blog
  • The BBC's correspondent was told to leave the country. BBC
  • YouTube video of a Sunday protest in Tehran. YouTube
  • Cell-phone video of rock throwing and clashes on Saturday. BBC
  • An underground print newspaper has surfaced in Tehran.
  • Guide to supporting — and not hurting — Iranians on Twitter. Boing Boing
  • Twitter's impact for Andrew Sullivan: "As I have spent the past week hunched over a laptop, channelling and broadcasting as much information, video and debate about the momentous events in Iran, nothing quite captured the mood and pace of events like the tweets coming from the people of Iran." Times of London

Saturday in Westwood:


TJ Sullivan took the top photo at Saturday's protest in Westwood against the election violence in Iran; more in his report at Native Intelligence. Jonathan Alcorn took the others and a lot more at his site. The LAT story says more than 1,000 gathered in Westwood to show solidarity with Iranian opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi and his supporters.

More by Kevin Roderick:
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
Recent LAT stories on LA Observed:
LA Times editor gets all serious: 'How could truth become so devalued?'
'Why Trump Lies' is next part of LA Times series
LA Times reporters show the way
LA Times staff warned not to join women's marches
Read the LA Times response to Los Angeles Magazine's piece
LA Times hires new sheriff's beat reporter
LA Times says pro-internment letters should not have run
LA Magazine says editor Davan Maharaj is what's wrong with the LA Times*


LA Observed on Twitter