• About Tala Dowlatshahi

    Tala Dowlatshahi is based in Zurich, where she runs the communities team for the International Relations and Security Network, an online information-services project. She formerly worked as the United Nations bureau chief for Talk Radio News Service. Since 2002, Dowlatshahi has also worked as a US representative for Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans Frontieres), the Paris-based media watchdog group. Dowlatshahi has reported from Afghanistan, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Turkey, South Africa and Uganda. Her work has been featured on CNN International, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, Reuters and in humanitarian news programs. She is member of New York Women in Film and Television and the Overseas Press Club of America as well as a recipient of the 2011 Visual Artists Guild champion for the right of freedom of speech and expression award. She as a B.A. in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in international development from New York University.

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    by  • May 15, 2013 • Africa, Peace and Security, Secretary-General, Security Council, Women's Issues • 3 Comments

    UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region visit in Goma

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    In Iran, the Point of Torture Is to ‘Break the Human Soul’

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Asia, Human Rights, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    Iran 2009 Election Protests

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    Domestic Workers: Long Hours, Backbreaking Jobs and Few Rights

    by  • February 28, 2013 • Asia, Human Rights, Middle East, Women's Issues • 4 Comments

    Children selling postcards in Petra, Jordan.

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    The Glory of Self-Learning, Discovered by Children in India

    by  • February 6, 2013 • Asia, Education • 1 Comment

    An Indian student in front of a Hole in the Wall education kiosk.

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    Nursing Fellow Burmese in Thailand Against Many Odds

    by  • June 21, 2012 • Asia, Human Rights, Refugees • 2 Comments

    Dr. Maung

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    A Long, Long Way to Walk in Myanmar

    by  • May 17, 2012 • Asia, Human Rights • 3 Comments

    Myanmar dissident

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