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[UPDATE – Dorothy Parvaz now released] Journalism that Matters PNW supports the Free Dorothy Campaign

***UPDATE 5/18/11*** Dorothy has been released. Read about her experience being detained in Syria here

Journalism that Matters Pacific Northwest joins the Asian American Journalists Association and others in calling on the Syrian government to assist in the safe return of Dorothy Parvaz, a former staff member of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, currently working for Al Jazeera. She has been missing in Syria since Friday, April 29.

JTMPNW encourages others in our region to join in this effort by writing to:

Ambassador Imad Moustapha

Embassy of Syria

2215 Wyoming Ave N.W.

Washington D.C. 20008 USA

To support the campaign to Free Dorothy, please “Like” the Free Dorothy page on Facebook and Tweet a message of support with hashtag #FreeDorothy. People across Facebook are also replacing their profile pictures with the supporting graphic in this post.

Here’s a sample tweet: “We stand with @AAJA in calling for the safe return of Dorothy Parvaz @dparvaz from Syria. Join the #freedorothy campaign here http://ow.ly/4OSew”