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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PJP FELLOW MISSING IN SYRIA; FEARED TO BE IN GOVERNMENT CUSTODY

Dorothy Parvaz, a 2009 PJP Fellow, has been reported missing in Syria. Parvaz, who was formerly with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, was working for Al Jazeera English and an appeal for her release can be seen on its website. Parvaz has Iranian, American and Canadian citizenship. A story in the New York Times can be viewed here.

UPDATE: The Oregonian reports Syrian government has confirmed it has journalist Dorothy Parvaz. Read the most up-to-date news on Parvaz here.

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