Iason Athanasiadis

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Iran

February 16, 2010 12:32 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments• Dozens of journalists are detained in massive post-election crackdown.•  Numerous critical newspapers, Web sites censored or shut down. Key Statistic 23: Journalists imprisoned as of December 1, 2009. Amid the greatest national political upheaval since the...

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Petitioners urge Azerbaijan to free Eynulla Fatullayev

January 20, 2010 11:00 AM ET

President Aliyev: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to open a new page in your government’s policies toward the independent and opposition press, one that would demonstrate tolerance for the critical role of media in a democracy. No other action would contribute to this goal as much as the immediate release of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of the now-closed independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan, who has been imprisoned since April 2007 on charges that range from defamation to terrorism.

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Reaching out to CPJ’s award winner, imprisoned in Iran

January 4, 2010 12:15 PM ET

The relentless crackdown on the press in Iran is, well, relentless. In the last few days we have received word that 11 more journalists have been arrested, including former CPJ International Press Freedom Award winner Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, at left....

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Video Report: Imprisoned in Iran

December 29, 2009 1:54 PM ET

In this video report, Greek freelance journalist Iason Athanasiadis recounts his 2009 imprisonment in Iran. Athanasiadis, who spent 20 days in custody, most of it in Tehran’s Evin Prison, describes his arrest during the government’s post-election crackdown and explains...

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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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Jailing the messengers in Iran

July 17, 2009 10:40 AM ET

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,...

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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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CPJ relieved by release of journalist in Iran

July 5, 2009 8:10 PM ET

In response to reports that Iason Athanasiadis, a journalist detained in Iran since June 17, was released today we issued the following statement......

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Young journalist held in Iran, 'a country I love so much'

July 2, 2009 5:16 PM ET

Iason Athanasiadis is still a young man at 30, but he's an old school, shoe leather journalist. "Journalism's deepest, most honest contributions inevitably spring from on-the-ground reporting, unencumbered by policy agendas in Washington, London, or other foreign capitals," writes Sandy...

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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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