But it's fun to joke about performing sedition for your talent anyway! The journalist (and former pageant queen) was on The Daily Show last night to talk about her new memoir of captivity in Iran.
In non-depressing journalism news, released journalist Roxana Saberi will receive a Medal for Courage in Journalism from Northwestern University's journalism school. The medal "is a testament to Saberi's personal and journalistic resilience during an extremely difficult ordeal." [Editor & Publisher]
On Good Morning America, Roxana Saberi discussed her imprisonment in Iran, explaining that she only confessed to being a U.S. spy after being threatened with imprisonment and execution, and later she took back her confession. Diane Sawyer is mainly interested in the 32-year-old "American girl"'s tears. Clip at left.
A week after Saberi returned to the U.S. following her 100-day imprisonment, she and her parents met with Clinton at the State Department. At a conference in the Netherlands in March, Clinton broke with the usual diplomatic isolation of Iran and passed a letter supporting Saberi's release directly to the country's…
• Roxana Saberi, the American journalist being held on charges of espionage in Iran, was hospitalized. Her ill health is the result of a hunger fast, which she intensified by refusing to drink water. •
Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist jailed in Iran for allegedly spying for the United States, has vowed to continue her hunger strike until she is released, though her father says she is "very weak."