Dorothy Parvaz en Happy News: Journalist colleague and friend D Parvaz set free <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="280" src="" width="440"></iframe></p><p>Dorothy Parvaz, a reporter for Al Jazeera and a former colleague of mine at the Seattle Post Intelligencer, has been <a href="" target="_blank">released by Iranian authorities</a> after she was detained in Syria and deported to Iran. Parvaz returned to Doha, Qatar, where she is now based.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s the <a href="" target="_blank">New York Times on this Happy News</a> and, for quick background, what I wrote when D (as she prefers) <a href="" target="_blank">first disappeared weeks ago</a> when attempting to enter Syria to report on the protests going on there against the Assad government.</p><p><strong><a href="">Read more</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 18 May 2011 22:33:38 +0000 Tom Paulson 1627 at Humanosphere: My friend and colleague missing in Syria <p>Maybe you&#39;ve heard about it already, but former Seattle PI reporter and columnist <strong>Dorothy Parvaz</strong> has gone missing in Syria.</p><p>Journalists take risks to make sure people&rsquo;s stories are told, to shine a light on wrongdoing based on the belief that public awareness is the first step toward positive change. Today happens to be <a href="" target="_blank">World Press Freedom Day</a>, this year hosted by the U.S.</p><p><a href=""><strong>- Read More</strong></a> Tue, 03 May 2011 17:54:07 +0000 Tom Paulson 1525 at Humanosphere: My friend and colleague missing in Syria