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Op-Ed: Iranian dissidents receive Sakharov Prize

The European Parliament presented the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in absentia to Iranian dissidents Nasrin Sotoudeh and filmmaker Jafar Panahi. Both are currently being held by authorities in Iran.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Op-Ed: Iran jails and muzzles acclaimed film-maker Jafar Panahi

Yet another example of Iran’s continuing clampdown on freedom of political expression emerged today with the news that film director Jafar Panahi has been jailed for six years and banned from making films for the next 20 years.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 2 comments

Jafar Panahi freed from Evin prison

After nearly three months in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since his March 1 arrest without charge, and after a week on hunger strike in protest of his unjust imprisonment, renowned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been released from Evin on bail.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson

Op-Ed: Distinguishing Muslims from Islamists

Two recent news reports involving AG Eric Holder and liberal pundit Allen Colmes show a reluctance on the part of many to call radical Islamists what they are. If we are ever to win the war against the extremists, we must face the truth and name names.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson - 28 comments

Police raid filmmaker Jafar Panahi's home, threaten his family

Three days ago, Jafar Panahi was punished with two more months in Evin prison for relaying a thank you message to his Cannes supporters. On Sunday, his home in Tehran was raided and his family threatened with arrest if they spoke to the media about him.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson

America's Leading Filmmakers Call for the Release of Jafar Panahi

According to a new press release, America's top names in film, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Moore, Ang Lee and Oliver Stone have all called for Jafar Panahi's release from Evin prison.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson

Op-Ed: The Nightmare Story of Jafar Panahi

The Jafar Panahi story is both Hollywood dream and Orwellian nightmare: an internationally renowned filmmaker and icon of Iranian cinema getting the Winston Smith treatment in Evin prison sans charges. Looks bad, but is a Hollywood ending being written?
In the Media by Johnny Simpson

Op-Ed: Why Iran Will Use The Bomb

Today, discussions are raging across the globe as to Iran's true nuclear intentions and how the world should respond. Yet the primary question is a very simple one. If Iran does develop nuclear weapons, would they use them? The history does not bode well.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson - 10 comments

Jafar Panahi a 'Security Issue' for Iran, Honored Guest at Cannes

The head of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance responded to journalists' inquiries today by calling imprisoned filmmaker Jafar Panahi a "security issue." Meanwhile, the Cannes Film Festival declared Mr. Panahi a symbolic guest of honor.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson

Op-Ed: The Shameful Tale of Imprisoned Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi

Last September, over 100 famous Hollywood filmmakers signed a petition for Roman Polanski within 24 hours of his arrest on a 31-year-old L.A. warrant for child rape. Yet equally famed director Jafar Panahi rots in a crypt in Evin prison to dead silence.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson

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Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi wins the Berlin Silver Bear award in 2006 for his film  Offside  and...
Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi wins the Berlin Silver Bear award in 2006 for his film 'Offside' and now he wins the Sakharov prize

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