Zimbabwe's main journalist organization says police have arrested four reporters in western Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe Union of Journalist head Foster Dongozi said the four _ two freelancers and two working for independent dailies _ were arrested while on assignment Friday at a police camp north of the second city of Bulawayo where an officer was said to have been "evicted" for unspecified reasons.
Dongozi said his organization was not able to locate the four by late Friday. Arrests are common before the weekend when courts and judicial offices are closed.
Rights groups say police have launched a clampdown against independent journalists and politicians opposed to longtime ruler President Robert Mugabe since he called for elections this year to end the nation's troubled coalition.