Topic: “Iran”

Posted in Announcements

News leaders to Kerry: Free Jason Rezaian

, by Paul Colford

Kathleen Carroll, senior vice president and executive editor of The Associated Press, has joined with other heads of news organizations in signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on him to press his efforts to win the release of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, jailed in Iran.

Posted in Announcements

The story of a prolific pedophile: How AP’s investigation came together

, by Paul Colford

The discovery of a teacher whom the FBI regards as one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory has set off a crisis in the close-knit community of international schools and prompted hundreds of people to contact the bureau, greatly expanding the potential number of suspected victims.

Posted in Announcements

Why AP is publishing story about missing American tied to CIA

, by Paul Colford

The Associated Press today is publishing an article about serious blunders at the Central Intelligence Agency and an effort to cover them up. At the heart of the story is a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, who was recruited as a spy by a rogue group of analysts inside the CIA. Without any authority to do so, the analysts sent Levinson into Iran, where he disappeared in 2007.

Posted in Behind the News

Backstory: Confirming information about secret US-Iran talks

, by Paul Colford

AP’s Sunday story revealing that the U.S. and Iran had held secret talks before the announcement of a nuclear deal contained this paragraph: