New York Times Correspondent Flees Iran, the Country She Loves

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Nazila Fathi was eight years old when the Islamic Revolution changed her country completely in 1979. After Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected president of Iran in 2009, hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding his resignation. Fathi covered the story for the New York Times.  That led to threats against her safety, and she fled the country along with her family.  Now, she's written a memoir, The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran, reflecting on her life and a changing country. 

Credits

Guest:
Nazila Fathi - journalist and author - @nazilafathi

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Claire Martin, Jenny Hamel