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‘Newsweek’ calls for release of doc filmmaker Maziar Bahari

NEWSWEEK reporter and documentary filmmaker Maziar Bahari was one of the dozens of people arrested in Tehran. The dual Canadian-Iranian citizen has covered Iran for the magazine for over a decade and he was the subject of a 2007 retrospective by IDFA for his documentary work.
June 22, 2009

NEWSWEEK reporter and documentary filmmaker Maziar Bahari was one of the dozens of people arrested in Tehran overnight on June 21. The magazine reports that he is being detained without charge. The dual Canadian-Iranian citizen has covered Iran for the magazine for over a decade and he was the subject of a 2007 retrospective by IDFA for his documentary work.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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