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Media outlets: Iran must allow access to reporter

Media outlets: Iran must allow access to reporter

Executives of several major news outlets are demanding that Iran specify how a detained American journalist broke the law, and that they allow an outside group to evaluate her health and living conditions.
Top news officials at NPR, ABC, BBC, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Channel and Feature Story News issued a statement Tuesday that also urged Iranian officials to release 31-year-old Roxana Saberi if she is not charged.
Saberi is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Iran who has reported for NPR, ABC, BBC and other media, according to the statement.
Iranian officials have said the freelance journalist, who was detained about a month ago, was engaged in "illegal" activities because she continued working in Iran after the government revoked her press credentials.