US-Iranian journalist to be freed
Reuters / Reuters
06-Mar-2009 (10 comments)

Iran's investigation of Iranian-American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi has been completed and she will be freed soon, an official from the prosecutor's office said on Friday.

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anonymous fish

Wonderful news!

by anonymous fish on

I heard this on the news before leaving this morning... glad to hear the wonderful news and I pray for her safety!


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News Goffer

Thanks for replying AF

by News Goffer on

O.K. my bad.  So, it was featured on the front page on February 12th, but it was a Valentine's related blog, hence the association:

http://iranian.com/main/blog/anonymous-fish/ladies-fashions

I don't share your criticism of JJ's work and decisions, but so what?!!  We can still meet each other in the News Section and keep worrying or rejoicing about world news!

Cheers Anonymous Fish!

Bye now (for sure)!

 


anonymous fish

NG

by anonymous fish on

no... i certainly don't think you're overstepping your boundaries.  as such, none really exist on iranian.com...:-)  thus, "nothing is sacred".

just for the record, i didn't have anything on february 14th but that's not really the point of course.

please don't think of all criticism as being unfair.  i think JJ does a great job.  do i think he's perfect.  absolutely not.  i don't agree with many editorial decisions he and others make but i don't own the site.  he does.  that's the bottom line.  i think he has made some grossly unfair decisions with regard to articles posted and unresponded to.  it's my perogative to either stay and participate or leave.  i choose to stay and participate.  but that doesn't mean i give blanket approval for everything he does.  there are issues in/within iranian.com that i disagree with strongly. but as i say, they are JJ's decisions to make, not mine.

i understand what you're saying though and i give you kudo's for wanting to be fair.  i know JJ appreciates it as well. but please don't think my comments are made with any hostility.  they truly are not.

again, thanks for speaking out.  i would rather spend a few minutes clarifying my position rather than leaving a false impression.  i just hate assumptions... don't you!

 

 


News Goffer

Dear Anonymous Fish

by News Goffer on

Thanks for replying and sorry to keep at this subject!  This is important to me.

If you page through the News and Opinion pages to find your posted item (I think it's on page 3 now), you will see that several items below it, Darius Kadivar had posted an item about the same news, which was already featured on the front page.  Here's the link to Darius' item. 

http://iranian.com/main/news/2009/03/06/iran-says-u-s-iran-journalist-be-freed-soon

Anonymous Fish, the reason I even care about examining statements such as the one you made is that I know just how much work and dedication of completely invisible individuals goes into publishing Iranian.com.  As a user, I find it unbecoming when people take unfair jabs at the site's editorial practices.

Whatever your history is, I am sure it has nothing to do with how news and blogs are featured on this site.  Wasn't that your blog which was featured on the first page on Valentine's Day?  Is it fair to assume that if you were under punishment on February 14th, your blog would not have been featured on the front page?

Again, I do apologize for overstepping my bounds, but I do believe it is important to be responsible when we say things.

Now I take off!


anonymous fish

as if

by anonymous fish on

i didn't think of that myself...:-)

no... i did my due diligence to make sure there wasn't one before i posted it.  i think it's silly to see duplicates and i see them all the time.  i had seen it walking out the door as a feeder on the news and was looking for it specifically online when i got to work.  it was not featured on any of the browsers... AOL or Yahoo.  the story line was like 2 hours old when i posted it and i was excited that i caught it on TV.

my comment was an inside joke to rosie.  i certainly don't think "too highly" of myself.  so if you don't know the history... please don't "assume".  however, i will acknowledge that if you don't know the history, it could sound "whiney".  and that is most definitely not the case.  i appreciate your comment nonetheless.

peace out!


News Goffer

Dear Anonymous Fish

by News Goffer on

Your contributed news item was not featured because it was almost a duplicate of another item posted on the subject on the front page at the time.

Honestly I find your talk of a "punishment" ridiculous.  You either think too highly of yourself or too little of JJ to make such a statement.  You are not a regular contributor of the News and Opinion Section.  If you were, you would know that not all contributed items are featured; they can't be, because there is limited space available on the front page.

If you are interested in continuing to contribute to this section, my suggestion is that prior to posting your item you take a few seconds to look at the items submitted on the same day to make sure that you are not submitting a duplicate news entry. 

I hope this request is not construed as further punishment, and that you will continue to contribute to this section.  I personally believe "the more, the merrier!" 

NG


DW Duke

Fingers Crossed

by DW Duke on

Let's hope they keep their word this time.


rosie is roxy is roshan

no, actually in this case i realized that one below you on

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

the same issue had already been featured. i meant to correct this but i forgot. there was a big hullabaloo on my feed about russian anti-nuclear yesterday which is quite iinteresting if you go UP the thread.

I really hadn't known how many people follow my feeds so attentively. i had no idea. because news is often uncommented. i really only just developed a kind of journalistic mind, it took a lot of practice to get an overview of geopolitics in detail.

but my blogs are very undercommented even when featured and i work very hard on them and i feel they're largely excellent and this is so discouraging. the other thing is that all this kudos yesterday came a bit late in the day because i'd already kind of weighed and balanced the pros of my impact on the readeership here with the cons, and reached a decison which i promptly relayed to headquarters.


anonymous fish

not an oversight

by anonymous fish on

my dear...

i'm still being punished for my crimes against the royal family... :-)

vengence is obviously veerrrry sweet...lol


rosie is roxy is roshan

I just can't imagine why this wasn't featured. She was...

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

Iranian of the Day for almost three days and so widely discussed...ah well..i'm sure it was an oversight. Thanks for letting us know. (btw oversight's a funny word, isn't it? it's like sanction(s)..means two things which are exactly opposite...)...take care. r.