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October 28th, 2011
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The Dangers of Journalism: When reporting puts you in harm's way

Reporters often encounter danger on the job.  Call it survival journalism – the fine line some journalists walk between reporting the truth and not getting killed.  Four female reporters were recently honored for courage in journalism by the International Women's Media Foundation.   We had the pleasure of talking to one of the honorees.

Parisa Hafezi is the Tehran Bureau Chief for Thomson Reuters news agency.  Last year, she was abducted as punishment for reporting controversial news about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  To this day, Reuters offices in Tehran remain under constant surveillance.  But Parisa remains, even after being threated and targeted by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.  She talked with BackStory about why she stays.


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    July 26, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
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    September 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
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      October 29, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |