Published March 27, 2014
Russia’s official annexation of Crimea has led to a showdown between Russia and the West.
This week’s "On the Line" talks about the crisis in Crimea and what to expect going forward.
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This Week's Program:
#FreeJason: Media in Iran
The Washington Post has launched a new campaign to win the freedom of its Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, who has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison for nine months. President Obama says the government would not rest until the journalist is freed. Other Americans also being held include: Amir Hekmati, Saeed Abedino and Bob Levinson. HashtagVOA reviews the speculation over Rezaian’s arrest, and Iran’s treatment of the Media.
Ali Rezaian: Brother of Jason Rezaian
Nazila Fathi: Former Reporter, New York Times; Author, "The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran"
Lejla Sarcevic: Campaign Director, @PressUncuffed