The Absent Authors Program focuses on an author or group of authors who for some reason are absent, be that through death, imprisonment or censorship. This event will address the issue of journalist incarceration. Maziar Bahari is an Iranian-Canadian journalist and filmmaker, who was arrested by Iranian authorities without charge during the 2009 Iranian election protests. He was detained for 118 days, and was nominated that year for the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord. Bahari is now involved with the Journalism is not a Crime project, which documents and publicizes the arrests of journalists by the Iranian government and provides legal and psychological assistance to these prisoners.
This talk will be followed by a screening of Rosewater (Jon Stewart), a 2014 film based on Bahari’s arrest.
Journalism is Not a Crime: Maziar Bahari & Sjón in Conversation
Absent Authors Program in cooperation with Journalism is not a Crime and Icelandic PEN