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IDFA to welcome recently release Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari

IDFA has arranged a discussion on November 22 with Iranian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari, who was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, and was recently released. He was reporting on the Iranian elections at the time of his imprisonment, which lasted almost four months. Bahari will be talking about his recent experiences and the current situation in Iran. Bahari has made at least 10 documentaries and in 2007, compiled IDFA's Top 10 and gave a master class, during which he spoke extensively about censorship in Iran.
November 20, 2009

IDFA has arranged a discussion on November 22 with Iranian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari, who was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, and was recently released. He was reporting on the Iranian elections at the time of his imprisonment, which lasted almost four months. Bahari will be talking about his recent experiences and the current situation in Iran. Bahari has made at least 10 documentaries and in 2007, compiled IDFA’s Top 10 and gave a master class, during which he spoke extensively about censorship in Iran.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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