Fellow Journalists in Danger
Today I received an e-mail from Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting about an article published by by University of Southern California professor Sandy Tolan, who examines why the detention of Pulitzer Center journalist Iason Athanasiadis is a "breach of Iranian hospitality."
Pulitzer tells me that, "Iason...comes from that breed of journalist in pursuit of something beyond just 'the story.' To work in Iran, he learned Farsi; to understand its people, he lived with them for three years. His work, as a writer and photojournalist, reflects deep empathy with the Iranian people, an understanding of their historical legacy, and an analysis of the changes swirling around them."
A life line for reporters in danger and a horrifying story of a reporter taken into custody in Iran. Its very daring to play with fire but some guy do and often get burnt in the need to get the good stories as they happen.
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