Oct 25, 2013, 11:15 AM
Like the BBC reporter who was taken hostage some years ago, the news of an US-Iranian journalist, Roxana Saberi, has yet again sparked international attention and protest, calling for her immediate release. Those who appealed for the journalist's release included the President of the
There were also concerns from within
However in the interest of democracy and inalienable rights of the individual, the pursuit of truth and freedom must go on despite those risks. The eventual release of Journalist Saberi, therefore, is hailed as another triumph of press freedom and democracy.
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