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Great news: Iran releases Roxana Saberi

A wonderful update to a story I’ve been following for many weeks about a fellow Northwestern University grad.

Today, The New York Times reported the release of Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran for espionage. Saberi has been living in Iran since 2003 and working as a freelance journalist for BBC and NPR.

It’s interesting to see how many people (in the online comments) believe that Obama’s approach (and Clinton’s) to foreign policy may have been a game-changer in Saberi’s case. On the other hand, one has to wonder if this has all been a big show– just another case of Iran being Iran (see Manny being Manny).

Congrats to Saberi and her family.

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Medill alum charged with spying in Iran

roxanaThe news about a fellow Medill alum, Roxana Saberi, is getting worse. News reports say she has been charged with espionage in Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling for her release. Read the Washington Post report here.

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