Orwell's Thought Police are functioning today in Iran. I know this because my cousin, Shahriar Cyrus, a husband, father of a young son and accomplished painter, was arrested last week in Iran in a similar fashion. Eleven representatives of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence came for him. His crime -- like that of hundreds of others -- was his belief.
Hassan Rouhani must hold those who commit human rights violations responsible, including those who arrested Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi, taking the necessary steps to guarantee their release.
Burmese journalist, longtime political prisoner and National League for Democracy co-founder U Win Tin passed away on April 21 at age 85.
The government message is clear: communicating independently with Iranians or echoing their voices is not allowed. And it works.
Was your education at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and time in Chicago of use to you in Iran? Medill
Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd, and Shane Bauer's personal dignity must be kept as high as possible. They must hold tight to the idea that they are in prison, but the prison is not in them.
In a city known for its Hollywood glitz and climate-friendly outdoor living, what many don't know about Los Angeles is how much it reveres its book festival.
The stories in this book are clearly told, with warmth and a quick wit, and together form a wonderfully lucid and rational
The Yellow Dogs are an amazing rock band in Iran, where rock bands are illegal, along with other important things that make life worth living.
Roxana Saberi, Former Iranian Prisoner, Talks To Jon Stewart About New Book 'Between Two Worlds' (VIDEO)
Author, journalist, and former Miss North Dakota Roxana Saberi was on The Daily Show last night to talk about her new book