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NPR: Parralels: Interview: Nazila Fathi, Author Of ‘The Lonely War’ : Parallels : NPR



Nazila Fathi reported from her native Iran for The New York Times. Fearing arrest, she fled in 2009 with her family and now lives in suburban Washington, D.C. Her new book, The Lonely War, describes the challenges of reporting from the country.
Hassan Sarbakhshian

Nazila Fathi covered turbulent events in her native Iran for years as The New York Times correspondent. She learned to navigate the complicated system that tolerates reporting on many topics but can also toss reporters in jail if they step across a line never explicitly defined by the country’s Islamic authorities.

Fathi recalls one editor telling her what journalists could do in Iran: “We have the freedom to say whatever we want to say, but we don’t know what happens afterwards.”

Five years ago, Fathi was covering the aftermath of Iran’s hotly contested 2009 presidential election, when demonstrators flooded the streets to protest a vote they said was rigged in favor of the incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The government warned journalists to stop covering the street demonstrations, which often turned violent, but Fathi continued to file stories for the Times.

via Interview: Nazila Fathi, Author Of ‘The Lonely War’ : Parallels : NPR.

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Venezuela says CNN can stay, a day after saying ‘get out’ – CNN.com


Venezuela says CNN can stay, a day after saying ‘get out’ – CNN.com.

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Quotation: ‘I’ll throw you off this f—ing balcony’ (Thug Congressman Michael Grimm Threatens to Break Reporter in Half)



Republican Congressman Michael Grimm threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto on LIVE television after the State of the Union 2014 on Tuesday. Scotto asked the GOP Staten Island Rep. about a scandal and the Congressman threatened to throw the reporter off the balcony and “break him like a boy”….

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This Day in the Yesteryear: RUSSIAN JOURNALIST AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST MURDERED (2006)


Russian Journalist and Human Rights Activist Murdered (2006)

Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist and human rights activist well known for her opposition to the Russian government’s role in the Chechen conflict and her criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin, notably in her book Putin’s Russia. Her controversial work sparked numerous death threats against her, and she was shot to death in an elevator in her apartment building on October 7, 2006. Her murder, which remains unsolved, coincided with what other occasion? More… Discuss