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WaPo Executive Editor Speaks Out As Jason Rezaian Reaches 500 Days In Iranian Jail

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.02.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

As The Washington Post's Jason Rezaian nears his 500th day in an Iranian prison, the newspaper's executive editor Marty Baron called for Rezaian's rel...

Formerly Jailed Journalist Explains Iran's Recent Crackdown On Dissent

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Iranian journalist Maziar B...

Today, We Are All Journalists

Chris DeVito | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Chris DeVito

It's time to start paying attention to what can be done to both reduce the dangers of reporting and increase, if not simply safeguard, basic freedoms. This is important on all days, but especially today, World Press Freedom Day.

Iran Closes Leading Newspapers Critical Of Ahmadinejad

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran has shut down three daily newspapers critical of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president, according to reports by state-run news agencies. While no r...

Jon Meacham Calls For Release Of Jailed Newsweek Reporter In Iran

Washington Post | Jon Meacham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maziar Bahari is a Newsweek reporter, a documentary filmmaker, a playwright, author, artist and, since June 21, a prisoner being held in Iran without ...

Iran Jailing Most Journalists: More Than China, Cuba

Guardian | Oliver Luft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Iran's media crackdown since protests over the disputed election earlier this month means more journalists are in jail there than in any other country...

Roxana Saberi Speaks At Medill Graduation, Lauds Courage Of Iranian Citizen Journalists (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Journalist Roxana Saberi, released from prison in Iran last month, has been honored by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. At grad...

Exclusive: YouTube Blocked in Iran: Traffic Down 90 Percent

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

Earlier this week, authorities in Iran blocked YouTube along with several other sites and mobile networks. For YouTube, the crackdown has been highly effective, with traffic dropping by 90 percent.

1000 Iranian Bloggers Back Reformist Mousavi For President

Global Voices | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Supporters of two leading reformist presidential candidates, former prime minister Mir Hussein Mousavi and former parliament speaker, Mehdi Karroubi a...