Jason and Yeganeh Rezaian
Jason and Yeganeh Rezaian
Journalists Jason and Yeganeh Rezaian have been added to the roster of speakers for the upcoming Camden Conference.

Jason Rezaian is “Global Opinions” writer for The Washington Post, a CNN contributor and a vocal advocate for press freedom around the world and for Americans falsely imprisoned abroad. From 2009 to 2014, he was the lone American correspondent working in Iran for the international press. In July 2014, he and his wife, Yeganeh, were detained by Iranian authorities. The following year he was convicted of espionage in a closed-door trial in Tehran and imprisoned until his release in January 2016. Rezaian’s story of his ordeal, “Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison,” was published in January 2019 and has now been reissued in paperback.

Yeganeh Rezaian is an advocacy associate at the Committee to Protect Journalists. An Iranian journalist now living in Washington, D.C., she has written pieces for The Washington Post and The Lily. She previously worked as the communications director at the World Affairs Council in Washington, D.C. While living in Iran, Rezaian covered Iranian political, social and economic news for Bloomberg News and The National until she and her husband were detained by Iranian authorities in 2014.

The Camden Conference will take place Friday through Sunday, February 21 to 23, at Camden Opera House and will be livestreamed to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland and Hannaford Hall in Portland. Seats are still available in Portland; venues in Camden, Rockland and Belfast are sold out. Those who wish to attend at one of those locations can call 236-1034 to join a waiting list. This year’s theme is The Media Revolution: Changing the World. For more information, visit camdenconference.org.