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Jon Stewart’s Directing Debut ‘Rosewater’ Scores Awards Season Release Date

Jon Stewart has already hosted the Oscars. Now he just might get to attend as a nominee. “Rosewater,” “The Daily Show” host’s directorial debut, just landed a prime awards-friendly release date, positioning it for an awards campaign should the distributor decide to mount one. The Open Road release l ... Continue reading »

Iran’s Regime Likes the Washington Post’s Op-Ed Space, but Not Its Reporter

When current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's was running for office last year, a message of a more open society dominated western media coverage of his campaign. Three months after he won on a moderate platform of “prudence and hope,” Rouhani wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post explaining his ... Continue reading »

The Guardian view on detained journalists in Iran: speak out, President Rouhani

The arrest of the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian and his journalist wife, Yeganeh Salehi, as well as a photographer and her partner, is a brutal reminder of the distance between President Hassan Rouhani’s reforming promises and his willingness to act. His silence on this arrest ... Continue reading »

Six judges accused of leading role in Iranian crackdown on free speech

Iran's crackdown on journalists and political activists is being spearheaded by a small group of judges under the influence of the country's intelligence and security apparatus, according to human rights organisations. Four judges with Iran's revolutionary court and two appeal judges have led numero ... Continue reading »

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