Maziar Bahari

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Impact: A year in review

December 29, 2014 6:00 AM ET

The past year has been a traumatic one for the press, with the high number of journalists killed and imprisoned underscoring the perils of a profession that requires being on the front line of history. Amid growing animosity by governments,...

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Four journalists honored for commitment to press freedom

November 26, 2014 1:12 PM ET

New Initiatives Fund set up to help combat 'war on journalists' New York, November 26, 2014--Four journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa were honored Tuesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 24th annual International Press Freedom Awards...

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CPJ joins call for UN members to push for greater human rights in Iran

November 13, 2014 1:11 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 29 other organizations in calling on member states of the U.N. General Assembly to vote in favor of a resolution for the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran. The vote is...

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Rosewater: An Iranian journalist's journey from prison to silver screen

November 4, 2014 1:57 PM ET

In 2009, the sketch comedian Jason Jones traveled to Iran to interview Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari for "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. Shortly after the disputed June 12 elections, the series of reports aired amid a brutal crackdown...

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CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2014

September 30, 2014 11:00 AM ET

(Courtesy ABC News) Watch or read the remarks by dinner chairman Alberto Ibargüen as prepared for delivery. .post .entry-content { padding-top: 0px; } h2.category-title { display: none; } Aung Zaw, Burma Founder, editor-in-chief, The Irrawaddy Fact: At least eight...

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Four journalists, including three U.S. citizens, detained in Iran

July 24, 2014 3:12 PM ET

New York, July 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a Washington Post report today that says Iran has detained four journalists--three of whom are U.S. citizens--and calls on authorities to release them immediately. Jason Rezaian, a U.S....

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, May 2013

May 31, 2013 3:52 PM ET

Gunman sentenced in murder of Philippine journalistCPJ has extensively covered the case of radio journalist Gerardo Ortega, who was killed in January 2011 in the Philippines, and has provided non-financial support for the Ortega family. Through our Global Campaign Against Impunity and...

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Video: CPJ panel on Iran, with Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari

May 14, 2013 10:57 AM ET

Check out the full video of "Censorship and Power in Iran," a panel discussion on imprisoned journalists in Iran that was held on May 8 at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The panel, featuring Iranian journalist Maziar...

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Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari, and #FreeIranPress

May 9, 2013 3:08 PM ET

CPJ joined with the PEN American Center and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on Wednesday night to host a film screening and panel discussion on the deterioration of press freedom in Iran. Moderated by political satirist Jon...

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Censorship and power in Iran

May 8, 2013 10:54 AM ET

Maziar Bahari and Joel Simon in a conversation with Jon Stewart at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The discussion, called "Censorship and power in Iran," included a screening. A video of the panel discussion is available here....

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