I must wish my friend Roxana Saberi Happy Birthday. It is her 32nd birthday, but it’s not such a happy one for her or her family: http://tinyurl.com/c3rlsg
I remember when I turned 32. I had moved home to take a TV job in Minneapolis. I was happy to be back in my hometown surrounded by family and friends finally able to report in a market where they could watch me deliver the news.
What a contrast Roxana faces as she brings in 32. She’s in an Iranian prison appealing a conviction of espionage. And yes, her parents are in the same country with her. But instead of sharing cake and hugs, they’re sharing feelings of sadness and frustration hoping their daughter survives a hunger strike.
So Happy Birthday my friend. I applaud you for standing ground for your convictions. And I send good vibes for you to stay strong.
Tags: Always a Journalist