Families of journalists interrogated and intimidated
Iranian Intelligence Ministry officials continue to interrogate and intimidate family members of BBG journalists. These officials regularly denounce the work of Radio Farda and VOA reporters. The intimidation often involves demands that journalists stop reporting on Iran. VOA, Radio Farda and other western news agencies including the BBC have condemned these crude threats to family members, who have long been targeted by intelligence agents trying to silence government critics and independent analysts.