Maziar Bahari

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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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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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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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Pre-election crackdown on Iranian media intensifies

May 7, 2013 5:54 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2013--At least 40 Iranian journalists were behind bars on April 15, 2013, as authorities intensified a crackdown on the independent media ahead of the June presidential elections, a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Censorship and power In Iran

April 29, 2013 3:05 PM ET

Film screening & discussion with Jon Stewart New York, April 26, 2013--As Iran nears elections in June, the government has renewed its assault on the local press with arrests, prosecutions, and harassment, according to research by the Committee to Protect...

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Attacks on the Press: Press Braces as Iran Vote Looms

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

The 2009 vote seemed open for the press. Then came the brutal crackdown. By D. Parvaz...

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With 145 journalists behind bars, what's in a number?

December 8, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Today we released our annual census of imprisoned journalists around the world, citing 145 reporters, editors, and photojournalists behind bars on December 1, an increase of nine from 2009 figures. The tally begs the question, What's in a number?...

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Iran isn't laughing at The Daily Show

May 19, 2010 5:28 PM ET

The Daily Show’s Jason Jones mocks journalistic conventions to hilarious effect. But Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are not known for their sense of humor, and let’s just say they didn’t get the joke....

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