Truth-Telling: Hazardous to Your Health
This week's espionage trial in Iran of Roxana Saberi, an American-Iranian journalist, is a potent reminder of the dangers journalists face daily, usually without public recognition. Raised in Fargo, N.D., Saberi worked for NPR, BBC and Fox News before being arrested in Iran, first for buying wine, then for no press credentials, then for spying. The US says the charges are "baseless." Last year, Iran detained or investigated over 30 journalists.