Greek Journalist Arrested in Iran

Athanasiadis(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Greek journalist Iason Athanasiadis was arrested few days ago by the Iranian authorities, while covering Iran’s disputed presidential election for the Washington Times.  Greek FM spokesman confirmed the arrest and stated that the Foreign Ministry is in ongoing contact with the Iranian authorities in order to effect a positive outcome in the case. The journalist’ s parents have issued a public appeal for his release, thanking the Greek authorities for their efforts. Iason Athanasiadis is a journalist, photographer, writer and a television producer, specialised in Middle East, Central Asia and eastern Mediterranean issues. Secretariat General of Information: Global Greeks-Media-Iason Athanasiadis (Photojournalist); Greek News Agenda: Exploring the Others, Against Islamophobia