Dorothy Parvaz http://kplu.org en Happy News: Journalist colleague and friend D Parvaz set free http://kplu.org/post/happy-news-journalist-colleague-and-friend-d-parvaz-set-free <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="280" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IZY5KeGqo3c" 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="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015080494_parvaz18m.html" 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="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/world/middleeast/19journalist.html?_r=1" target="_blank">New York Times on this Happy News</a> and, for quick background, what I wrote when D (as she prefers) <a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/my-friend-and-colleague-missing-in-syria///" 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="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/happy-news-journalist-colleague-and-friend-d-parvaz-set-free/">Read more</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 18 May 2011 22:33:38 +0000 Tom Paulson 1627 at http://kplu.org Humanosphere: My friend and colleague missing in Syria http://kplu.org/post/humanosphere-my-friend-and-colleague-missing-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="http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/12/152465.htm" target="_blank">World Press Freedom Day</a>, this year hosted by the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/my-friend-and-colleague-missing-in-syria/"><strong>- Read More</strong></a> Tue, 03 May 2011 17:54:07 +0000 Tom Paulson 1525 at http://kplu.org Humanosphere: My friend and colleague missing in Syria