According to Associated Press writer Sally Buzbee:

Iranian authorities criticized international media reports and took steps to control the flow of information from independent news sources as anti-government protests raged in the country for a second day Sunday.


The British Broadcasting Co. said that electronic jamming of its news report, which it said began on election day Friday, had worsened by Sunday…

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad … accused international media of launching a “psychological war” against the country…

On Saturday, Iranian officials contacted television journalists for The Associated Press in Iran and warned that the government would enforce an existing law banning provision of news video to the Farsi-language services of the BBC and the Voice of America. Both agencies broadcast to Iranians via satellite in their own language…

[O]fficials telephoned several visiting international journalists with visas to cover the elections and told them that their visas would not be extended after the vote, a courtesy often offered in the past…

Buzbee also reports harassment of the Iranian print press, a tape seizure and office shutdown targeting foreign television journalists, and apparent interference with Twitter, Facebook, and some text messaging services.

(Via Politico’s Playbook by Mike Allen.)

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