Jason Rezaian

Washington, DC

Global Opinions writer

Education: Eugene Lang College, New School University, BA in Cultural Studies

Jason Rezaian is a writer for Global Opinions. He served as The Post's correspondent in Tehran from 2012 to 2016. He spent 544 days unjustly imprisoned by Iranian authorities until his release in January 2016. He is a CNN contributor.
Latest from Jason Rezaian

Press freedom’s unsung hero

Bill McCarren will retire this week as the executive director of the National Press Club.

June 5, 2023

We must help exiled journalists continue their vital work

As we mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, one ugly trend stands out above all others: journalists are fleeing countries with repressive regimes in unprecedented numbers.

May 1, 2023

With a heavy weight on his shoulders, Evan Gershkovich is standing tall

Authoritarian regimes take hostages to send a signal. Evan Gershkovich's defiant appearance before a Moscow court sends the right signal back.

April 19, 2023

The American journalist arrested by Russia is not an ‘alleged spy’

When a foreign journalist is arrested by an authoritarian regime, readers have to understand that the charges are almost certain to be bogus.

March 31, 2023

Iranians aren’t fooled by the regime’s ruse. You shouldn’t be either.

While releasing some activists under pressure, the Iranian regime is vengefully imprisoning others.

February 15, 2023

Iran’s legal proceedings against protesters are worse than show trials

Recent executions of Iranian dissidents by the Islamic Republic have nothing to do with the Islamic law. Or any law for that matter.

February 1, 2023

A moral leader emerges for Iranian protesters outside Iran

Why Hamed Esmaeilion, spokesman for the families of Flight PS752, is now drawing crowds in his effort to amplify the voices rising up in Tehran.

December 28, 2022

Brittney Griner’s release should not lessen our focus on hostages

With Griner coming home, it will be too easy to let the spotlight on this issue dim.

December 8, 2022

Dissolving Iran’s morality police won’t change much of anything

Nothing is getting 'abolished' in Iran with hijab laws still in full force.

December 6, 2022

The world is watching Iran’s atrocities. A new movie shows even more.

“752 Is Not a Number” chronicles the aftermath of Iran shooting down a passenger jet.

December 2, 2022