Diversity Lecture Series: Maziar Bahari

By Nan Schichtel
Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian

Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist, was arrested in Tehran on trumped-up charges of espionage in the aftermath of the contested 2009 election. Held in solitary confinement for 118 days, enduring physical and psychological torture, he chronicles his story in, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival. As a correspondent for Newsweek, Bahari is an expert on Iran yet also embraces a wide range of subjects as a filmmaker, from Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, to Iraqi child prisoners, and Aids in South Africa.

On November 9, Bahari will be speaking at GRCC as part of the Diversity Lecture Series. For more information about Bahari, please see the selected listings of his works and articles about him.

Works by Maziar Bahari
• Bahari, Maziar. [Excerpts from some of Bahari’s BBC films.]
• Bahari, Maziar, and Aimee Molloy. Then they came for me: a family’s story of love, captivity, and survival. New York: Random House, 2011.
• Bahari, Maziar, and Malu Halasa. Transit Tehran: young Iran and its inspirations. Reading UK: Garnet, 2009.

Articles/Videos about Maziar Bahari:
• “2009 Human Rights Report: Iran*.” 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. U.S. Department of State, 11 Mar. 2010.
• Bahari, Maziar. “‘We know where you live’: working for a Western magazine in Dan, a journalist finds that he has acquired some surprisingly close acquaintances–from the ministry of intelligence. And strangely, they are all called Mr. Mohammadi.” Nieman Reports 63.2 (2009): 17+.
• Bahari, Maziar. [A selection of recent articles from Newsweek where Bahari served as a correspondent from 1998 to 2011.]
• Dehghanpisheh, Babak, and R.M. Schneiderman Christopher Dickey. “The Shadow War.” Newsweek 20 Dec. 2010: 28.
• Smiley, Tavis. Journalist-filmmaker Maziar Bahari. PBS Video. 24 June 2011.

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