Maziar Bahari

Maziar Bahari

Maziar Bahari is an Iranian Canadian journalist, filmmaker, and activist. While reporting on the 2009 Iranian election protests for Newsweek magazine, Bahari was accused of sedition and espionage and imprisoned by the Iranian government for his journalism. He was held for four months before his release and has since been an outspoken advocate for free speech and human rights. Bahari wrote a best-selling memoir about his experience, “Then They Came for Me,” which was adapted into the film “Rosewater” by Jon Stewart. Bahari is the founder of “IranWire,” a writing platform and training resource for Iranian citizen journalists, as well as “Journalism is Not a Crime,” a website that documents and reveals human rights abuses committed against journalists in Iran, and provides legal and psychological aid to those who are persecuted. Bahari is also the founder of “Education is not a Crime,” a worldwide campaign that has drawn attention to the government’s systematic denial of the rights of the Baha’is, a religious minority group in Iran. Bahari has been internationally recognized for his work in filmmaking, journalism, and human rights advocacy.

Tweets by Maziar Bahari

  • RT @IranWireEnglish: Iran’s longest-serving political prisoner, has described his experiences in jail and his life over the last four decad…Fri Apr 20, 1:35pm
  • RT @IranWireEnglish: This month many Iranians became much poorer as the value of the Iranian currency, the rial, dropped against the dollar…Thu Apr 19, 1:25pm
  • 8 years after Mohammad Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia, an Iranian street vendor strips himself in protest… https://t.co/GBvwoAPvgfTue Apr 17, 1:07pm

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