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SPJ calls on Iran to release journalist

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The Society of Professional Journalists joined other journalism organizations in calling for the release of Roxana Saberi Wednesday.

SPJ President Dave Aeikens spoke to Reza Saberi, Roxana’s father who lives in Fargo, N.D, on Monday.

“Roxana Saberi needs to be released and returned to her family immediately,” Aeikens said. “Journalists should not be jailed in any country for doing their jobs.”

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well- informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.

Written by Keith Kamisugi

March 4, 2009 at 8:53 pm

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