BBC secures return of correspondent to report from Iran

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The BBC is to resume broadcasts from Iran nearly 18 months after correspondent Jon Leyne was ejected amid the protests that followed the country’s disputed presidential election in 2009, the Guardian reports.

It says an agreement was reached with the Iranian regime following secret talks led by BBC world news editor Jon Williams and that James Reynolds will report from Tehran.

According to the World Association of Newspapers, more than 100 journalists were arrested in Iran in the wake of the election protests and some 23 remain behind bars.

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