Editorial, The Boston Globe | April 23, 2009
Journalists can become embroiled in geopolitical conflict not of their own doing. ++ Iran should overturn the conviction of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi if they "wish to earn the respect President Obama has accorded them in recent overtures". ++ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for Saberi to be able to defend herself properly on appeal. ++ Should Saberi not be released, it will make further negotiations and opening of channels of communication between American and Iran more difficult.