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October 28th, 2011
08:56 PM ET

Sentences for Argentina's Dirty War criminals

After two years of emotional testimony, a historic trial came to a close late Wednesday in Buenos Aires.   Our Brian Byrnes was outside the courthouse as some of the former Argentine military officers who carried out heinous crimes during the country's Dirty War were finally brought to justice.


Filed under: backstory • Latin America
October 28th, 2011
08:42 PM ET

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.

Filed under: backstory • journalists