Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for more than four months, was officially charged Saturday in a day-long proceeding in a Tehran courtroom, according to a source familiar with the case.The nature of the charges were not immediately clear, at least to those not present in the courtroom. His court
Speaking last Monday at Stony Brook University. I had a wonderful time speaking with the students!
(Dar daneshgahe “Stony Brook” dar iyalate NY doshanbe pish.)
My Life As … Roxana Saberi – Oct 22, 2014
Al Jezeera America foreign correspondent Roxana Saberi, who spent 101 days in an Iranian prison on false charges of espionage, told journalism students monday night that she became a journalist to illuminate the lives of people we don’t completely understand.
“I want to learn about the story beyond the headlines.”
Saberi spoke at the second “My Life As” lecture this semester.
Saberi was arrested
My Life As … Roxana Saberi, October 20
Posted on October 8, 2014
The School of Journalism’s ”My Life As…” lecture series continues October 20 with Al Jazeera America reporter Roxana Saberi.
Saberi moved to Iran in 2003 to work as a freelance reporter and was arrested January 31, 2009 and accused of espionage.
She was held 101 days in the infamous Evin Prison in Tehran.
Upon her return, she won numerous press freedom awards and published a book about her captivity (Between Two Worlds).
She is also co-writer of a documentary about underground
An Iranian journalist detained in Iran since July along with her husband, The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tehran, has been released from custody, a family member said Sunday.
While Yeganeh Salehi was freed on bail in the middle of last week, her husband, Jason Rezaian, remains imprisoned, his brother, Ali, wrote in an e-mail.
Salehi succeeded in visiting Rezaian over the weekend and said that she and her husband are “physically healthy” despite being in custody for 21 / 2months, Ali Rezaian said. There have been concerns about Rezaian’s health because he has … Read the rest
Iran’s Jila Baniyaghoob on journalism, prison and Rouhani
Iranian journalist and activist says freedom of speech and the press have not improved one iota under the new administration
Tehran Bureau correspondent
Sept. 19, 2014
Jila Baniyaghoob interviewing Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf in Kabul in 2003. Photograph: Courtesy of Jila Baniyaghoob
Jila Baniyaghoob, a prominent Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist, has a charisma that comes through even on an online chat. In fact, she seems untainted by the many hardships she and her husband,Bahman Ahmadi Amouei, also a journalist, have endured to practice their profession in Iran. Soon after