Monday, June 22, 2009

Concordia Graduate Detained In Iran

Filmmaker Maziar Bahari earned a communications degree at Concordia.
Photograph by: Photo from Maziar Bahari's Facebook page

From The Montreal Gazette:

Crackdown; Newsweek staffer caught up by sweep of journalists in aftermath of disputed vote

MONTREAL - A Concordia University graduate who works for Newsweek magazine was detained Sunday by authorities in Iran in a continuing crackdown on journalists.

Maziar Bahari, 42, who graduated from Concordia University in 1993 with a degree in communication studies, has been working as a correspondent for Newsweek, covering the aftermath of Iran's disputed presidential election.

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