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Maziar Bahari

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...

When the Thought Police Come for You

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 07.09.2016 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Orwell's Thought Police are functioning today in Iran. I know this because my cousin, Shahriar Cyrus, a husband, father of a young son and accomplished painter, was arrested last week in Iran in a similar fashion. Eleven representatives of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence came for him. His crime -- like that of hundreds of others -- was his belief.

Popcorn Preview: Rosewater

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Rosewater (2014) Cast includes: Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), Kim Bodnia (In China They Eat Dogs), Claire Foy (Season of the Witch), S...

Mexico's Biggest Movie Star Asks For Help: "We Cannot Keep on Going Like This"

Vanessa Erazo | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Vanessa Erazo

For the past two weeks, Gael García Bernal has been making the rounds on TV -- late night shows, morning shows, news programs, and even fake news programs -- to promote his newest film, the Jon Stewart-directed drama Rosewater.

Lauren Duca

This Is What It's Like To Be Directed By Jon Stewart | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment

"Rosewater," the feature film directorial debut by Jon Stewart, was released in theaters Friday. It depicts the experiences of Maziar Bahari, an Irani...

This Is What It's Like To Be Imprisoned In An Iranian Jail

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Few will likely ever comprehend the horrors of the Iranian prison system. For journalist Maziar Bahari, this was his reality for 118 days. In 2009...

Movie Review: Rosewater -- Well-meaning

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

On a regular basis, I see many worse movies out there than Rosewater, Stewart's sometimes affecting, sometimes overly earnest film about an Iranian journalist thrown into solitary confinement by a regime that thinks he's a spy.

INTERVIEW: Jon Stewart & Maziar Bahari on Rosewater

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For fifteen years, Jon Stewart has been "America's Most Trusted Newsman" as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, even as he'd be the first to tell you he's not an actual newsman.

Why Jon Stewart Cast A Mexican Actor To Play An Iranian In 'Rosewater'

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 11.11.2014 | Latino Voices

Jon Stewart stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to talk about his directorial debut, "Rosewater," and his choice to cast a Mexican star as the film's ...

Why Hassan Rouhani Should Facilitate the Release of Washington Post Reporter

Omid Memarian | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Omid Memarian

Hassan Rouhani must hold those who commit human rights violations responsible, including those who arrested Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi, taking the necessary steps to guarantee their release.

Jon Stewart Unveils 'Rosewater' Clips Featuring Jason Jones

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy

The trailer for Jon Stewart's highly anticipated directorial debut, "Rosewater," arrived on Thursday, and "The Daily Show" host marked the occasion by...

'To Light a Candle': A Testimony on Severe Condition of Baha'is in Iran

Omid Memarian | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Omid Memarian

'To Light a Candle' unveils decades of repression, persecution and intimidation against a peaceful community of Iranians whose lives have been dramatically undermined by religious intolerance by the Iranian ruling class.

Clooney, Spielberg and Stewart

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Celebrity and citizenship proved inseparable when Steven Spielberg presented the "Ambassador for Humanity" award to George Clooney at a gala hosted by Jon Stewart on Thursday night in New York.

Michael Calderone

Iran Media Crackdown Draws Attention As Election Looms | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.09.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- As the world watched the Green Movement protests erupt following Iran’s disputed 2009 presidential election, the regime responded by b...

Jon Stewart Is Making A Movie

Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment

Before he became famous for hosting "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart was just another comic trying to succeed as an actor. Stewart appeared in films like...

Jon Stewart Taking 'Daily Show' Hiatus

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.05.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart will take an extended hiatus from "The Daily Show" this summer to direct his first movie, Deadline reports. While Stewart is absent, John ...

Punishment for Non-crimes in Iran

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

The other seven nominees are deserving for the same reasons. But I hope Ahari wins because awarding her answers my big question: Who looks out for the watchdog when everyone is fixated on films like Argo?

Maziar Bahari Tells Of Ordeal In Tehran Prison | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For day after day, month after month, following his imprisonment in Iran on June 21, documentary filmmaker and NEWSWEEK correspondent Maziar Bahari di...

Newsweek Reporter Just Freed From Iranian Prison: Why The U.S. Should Still Talk | Maziar Bahari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Since I was released from Tehran's notorious Evin Prison last month, the questions have come again and again: Can we still talk to these people? Shoul...

Jason Linkins

"Daily Show" To Blame For Newsweek Reporter's Imprisonment In Iran? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Daily Show segments did err, in my opinion, in making too many jokes about the danger that Jason Jones was not in during a time when many of the Iranians he met in Iran ended up in such real, deadly danger.

Take 1 Minute to Help Free Maziar Bahari

Alex Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Higgins

Following the opening of a mass show-trial of detainees, the Iranian state media have reported that Maziar has confessed to trying to overthrow the government, and you don't need me to speculate how that statement was likely procured.

Stand with Detained Iranian Artists

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Redford

Those recently arrested in Iran's post-election demonstrations include some of the most compelling, clear and independent voices of Iran: its artists, journalists, filmmakers and human rights leaders.

A Cry for Help: An Open Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Shirin Neshat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Neshat

Maziar is a jewel of an artist who is now wrongfully trapped in an Iranian prison. So I am asking you, Prime Minister Harper, on behalf of Maziar Bahari, will you demand his freedom?

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 ...

Maziar Bahari, Newsweek Reporter, Arrested Without Charges In Iran

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Among the dozens of people arrested overnight in Tehran was NEWSWEEK reporter Maziar Bahari, who has covered Iran for the magazine for over a decade. ...