Thursday, November 18, 2004


Freedom is still on the March

I'm not a big fan of the NY Times, but since it's my local paper I read it and sometimes come across a gem. This op-ed piece from yesterday is one. It's by the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer and she discusses her inability to publish her memoir in the US because of its trade embargo against Iran. This graf caught my eye, for obvious reasons:
An American scientific journal, for instance, recently declined to run a paper on the human and economic consequences of the catastrophic earthquake last year in Bam, Iran, because Iranian scientists helped write it and therefore the journal would have to obtain a license to publish it.
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