Tag: Jason Rezaian

WATCH: Inside the Prison Swap with Iran which Freed Washington Post Reporter

[ 0 ] January 19, 2016 |

with EMAD KYAEI and HARI SREENIVASAN for PBS on JANUARY 16, 2016:  Iran freed five Americans, including “Washington Post” reporter Jason Rezaian, who had been jailed 18 months on espionage charges that his newspaper called “trumped up”. “The Post” said it couldn’t be happier about his release. Rezaian and three other men freed, including a former […]

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Cautious Optimism for Real Academic Exchange Between the U.S. and Iran

Cautious Optimism for Real Academic Exchange Between the U.S. and Iran

[ 0 ] December 16, 2015 |

by NARGES BAJOGHLI for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 16, 2015: With the landmark Iran nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) signed this past summer, there is increasing hope in scholarly circles that American researchers and students can engage more with a country that has not had diplomatic relations with the United States for more […]

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Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 14, 2015: Iran and a group of six countries led by the U.S. announced a historic deal today that places limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for international oil and financial sanctions relief. A skeptical U.S. Congress will have about two months to review the […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Scholars discuss the power and limits of bearing witness — as traditional or citizen journalists — and the government’s use of social media as a tool of control and repression. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015: *updated on April 13, with new information on the Rezaian case Last month Duke University […]

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Happy Nowruz ! From the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the US and In Between

Happy Nowruz ! From the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the US and In Between

[ 0 ] March 21, 2015 |

Video above from AFP: Iranians were out shopping ahead of the Persian New Year Nowruz. The Iranian new year, which begins on March 20, coincides with the first day of spring compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary:  Wishing those who celebrate it a Happy Nowruz (Nowruz Mobarak) from the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the […]

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WATCH: Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, in Iran

[ 0 ] December 28, 2014 |

by ANTHONY BOURDAIN/PARTS UNKNOWN for CNN, NOVEMBER 2014:  Words matter. Especially in Iran where what is permissible—to say, to do, to be seen to say or do—is an ever changing thing. It took us many years of trying to finally be allowed into Iran, the country with whom the United States has probably its most […]

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WATCH: Washington Post Reporter, Other Journalists Detained in Iran

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

via HUFFPOST LIVE on JULY 25, 2014:  Washington Post’s Tehran Correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, reporter for The National, are  among a group of four journalists detained in Iran. His friend Reza Marashi, Research Director at the National Iranian-American Council, joins Caroline to discuss. Hosted by: Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani  

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