File - Iranian-American Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his Iranian wife Yeganeh Salehi posing while covering a press conference at Iran's Foreign Ministry in Tehran, on September 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
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Iran confirmed Friday that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for the Washington Post and two freelance photographers, but did not disclose details about why they were being held.The Committee to Project Journalists, a New York-based organization that works to safeguard press freedom, called on Iranian authorities to immediately explain why the journalists were detained and called for their immediate release.The committee said Iranian authorities have detained other international journalists in the past.Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, a Newsweek magazine correspondent, was arrested in June 2009 and held for four months on anti-state charges.
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