#MediaRumble: Sarah Shourd talks about her year-long confinement in an Iranian prison
15 May 2017

#MediaRumble: Sarah Shourd talks about her year-long confinement in an Iranian prison

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While the media plays a crucial role, misinformation fed to the media needs to be challenged and dealt with nuance.

Sarah Shourd speaks to Sandip Roy in a one-on-one conversation about cruelty and overuse of solitary confinement in US prisons.

Shourd is a California-based journalist, author and educator and was awarded the 2016 Community Hero Award by San Francisco’s GLIDE Memorial Church.

Speaking about her over a year-long detention by the Iranian government, Shourd speaks to Roy about how she survived isolation while in prison, “psychological torture” and how her critique of the Iranian government led to the eventual release of two other detainees, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal.

Speaking about the power and limitations of the media in such situations, Shourd said, while the media plays a crucial role in such situations, misinformation fed to the media needs to be challenged and dealt with nuance. To watch the full video, click on the link below.

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