Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting- Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center reported that Iason Athanasiadis a freelance journalist for The Washington Times, Global Post, Christian Monitor, CAFAM and more, as well as a financial supported Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting journalist, is detained in Iran. CAFAM also reports Athanasiadis’ detainment.
While at Harvard University Iason Athanasiadis was a Nieman Fellow Journalist from 2007-2008. He is multilingual and reported to be a journalist based in Tehran, located in the north-central part on Iran. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has called for the release of Iason Athanasiadis.
According to National Geographic’s Book of Peoples of the World A Guide to Cultures (2007), the Iranian region is not considered a Global Language Hotspot, meaning greatest endangerment, and lowest scientific documentation, the Iranian region for more than 2,000 years has had Turks, Syrians, Iraqi, Iranian, and Armenian living together. This still causes a diversity of languages though there is a high level of scientific documentation.
The source of global language hotspots is the Living Tongues Institute For Endangered Languages,NGMMaps. Accurate reporting is one of the values of Journalism and in a multilingual society, journalist like Iason Athanasiadis increase the creditability of Crisis Reporting.
As a result of para-terrorism, Crisis Reporting has become more dangerous than ever. Many of the World Leaders are being charged with Human Rights Violations and want to cover up what they are doing. An example is Rwanda’s 15 years of genocide.
Iason Athnansisdis was released on July 5, 2009 by Iranian Authorities.
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