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Kerry: Journalism ‘Is Not A Crime’

Posted February 1st, 2016 at 2:11 pm (UTC-4)
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“We see it in what happens in the absence of knowledge and the power that it gives to dictators, to demagogues, to tyrants. Silence allows crime and corruption to rot whole countries.” Secretary of State John Kerry

CPJ to Iran Judiciary: Intervene in case of Jason Rezaian

Posted July 20th, 2015 at 11:33 am (UTC-4)
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The Committee to Protect Journalists is dedicated to ensuring freedom of the press around the world. Today, our board of directors is writing you to urge immediate intervention in the case of our colleague, Jason Rezaian …

Iran’s Trial of Washington Post Reporter

Posted May 26th, 2015 at 1:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Nearly 10 months after his arrest, Jason Rezaian, who holds both US and Iranian citizenship, is on trial in Iran. News that the trial of the Tehran bureau chief is closed to the public has sparked outrage, and raised questions about Iran’s motives as its continues negotiations for a landmark nuclear deal.