Editorial: 'Iranian prison keeps journalist in darkness'

Craig Gima, assistant city editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and a former co-chair of the Hawai’i chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, wrote this March 8 editorial:

She’s a voice you might have heard on the radio.

Sometimes, while waking up, I’d hear Roxana Saberi talk about women in Iran or some other story on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” and I’d smile in the predawn darkness.

“I know her,” I’d think. I remember her when she was still in college, when she got her first job in small market television in North Dakota, when she told me she had moved to Iran.

Last weekend, I heard Roxana’s name on the radio again. But this time it wasn’t her reporting. It was the news that she was arrested by the Iranian government and was being held without charges in an unknown location.

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