projected image of Walter Cronkite smiled out at a crowd of hundreds of
journalists, family, and friends at a memorial in
My friend and colleague Iason Athanasiadis spent three weeks in an Iranian prison last month. In the ongoing roundups of journalists since the June 12 election, Iason has seen his own friends and colleagues thrown in jail, including Majid Saeedi, a freelance photographer for Getty Images.
Leonid Nikitinsky has a dry sense
of humor. "Unless you are killed in a very interesting way, don't come and see
me," he told an audience at CPJ's offices on Thursday. There are, after all, too
many murders for him to cover, said Nikitinsky, right, a court reporter for
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