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About Grant Buckler

Grant Buckler is a retired freelance journalist and a volunteer with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and lives in Kingston, Ont.
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Maziar Bahari remains in Iranian prison

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Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari remains in prison
in Iran, where he was arrested on June 21. A correspondent for Newsweek, has been accused of helping
organize anti-government protests. The CBC Radio program The Current aired a segment on Bahari on July 7, and in an editorial on July 8, The Globe and Mail  called on
Prime Minister Stephen Harper to appeal directly to the Iranian government for
his release.

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Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari detained in Iran

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[Updated June 30] On Sunday, June 21, Maziar Bahari, a Canadian-Iranian journalist and filmmaker working in Tehran, was taken into custody by men believed to be Iranian security officials. He was arrested at 7:00 on Sunday morning at the apartment he shares with his mother. A laptop and several videotapes were seized from the apartment.
On June 30 the Fars News agency published a “confession” by Bahari.
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Police posing as journalists: CJFE panel examines problems

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When undercover police pretend to be journalists, they not only make reporters’ jobs harder and more dangerous but make it harder for minority groups to be heard, speakers at a Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression panel discussion said.
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