Maziar Bahari

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Iran claims photographers cooperated with 'enemy'

July 29, 2009 5:17 PM ET

New York, July 29, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists rejects the alleged confessions by two detained Iranian photographers held incommunicado in Iran since their arrests earlier this month. The two allegedly confessed to sending pictures to the "enemy" following the...

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Petition for Maziar Bahari, held in Tehran

July 24, 2009 1:49 PM ET

CPJ will be collecting signatures until July 31 on a Facebook petition in support of Maziar Bahari, Newsweek's Tehran correspondent, who is being held without charge in Iran....

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As media arrests mount, Iran solidifies a dishonor

July 22, 2009 4:15 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2009--The ‎Committee to Protect Journalists has confirmed the detentions of another four journalists in Iran. CPJ research shows the continuing arrests have solidified Iran's dishonorable standing as the world's leading jailer of journalists....

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CPJ Impact

July 17, 2009 2:18 PM ET

July 2009News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Free Maziar Bahari: 100 global journalists petition Iran

July 15, 2009 10:00 AM ET

Your Excellency: We are writing to express our grave concern at the detention of our esteemed fellow journalist Maziar Bahari and to request his immediate release. Mr. Bahari has been detained since June 21. No charges have been brought against him, and he has not been granted access to a lawyer. As one of the most impartial and committed journalists in his field, he has reported regularly over the past decade from the Middle East, principally from Iran and Iraq, and provided consistently balanced and insightful reports. As an award-winning documentary filmmaker, he has earned global respect for his work.

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Iran is world's top jailer of journalists

July 7, 2009 4:08 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2009--With at least 30 journalists currently in prison, Iran replaces China as the world's worst jailer of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ called on the Iranian authorities to release all journalists who...

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In Iran, newspapers censored, another reporter arrested

July 2, 2009 3:32 PM ET

New York, July 2, 2009--At least 24 journalists remain jailed in Iran, according to the latest CPJ research, while the government has instituted a broad and intrusive censorship regime....

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Newsweek calls Bahari 'even-handed, widely respected'

July 1, 2009 5:12 PM ET

Newsweek has issued a statement on the detention of correspondent Maziar Bahari, who is detained in Iran. Newsweek points out that Bahari's work over many years has been "accurate, even-handed, and widely respected." The statement follows......

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Iran releases some journalists, vilifies foreign press

June 30, 2009 6:27 PM ET

New York, June 30, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iranian authorities to immediately release all jailed journalists and to stop vilifying the foreign press. CPJ also welcomed the release of a number of employees of the...

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