Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My friend Dorothy Parvaz is Missing

This is not the type of thing you expect to happen to someone you know.  My friend, Dorothy Parvaz, a journalist with Al Jazeera, landed in Damascus, Syria on Friday and has not been seen or heard from since.

If any of you our there are reading this, please join her Facebook page or retweet #FreeDorothy.

If anyone out there has any connections with anyone, anywhere that may be able influence what is happening to her-even a call to your state senator, local MP, etc.  I would greatly appreciate the help.


  1. I have my fingers and toes crossed for her! I hope she returns safely very soon!

  2. Kristina... many thoughts and prayers for your friend. I did join her Facebook page, and I can see that her story is gaining traction in the national media. Wishing that Dorothy will be found safe and sound very soon.

  3. Hopefully she's just inside the airport unharmed and will be released. Would be nice to see the US, Canada and Al-Jazeera join forces on this to get her home safely.

  4. Thanks Gennifer. Couldn't agree more-they're all working on it-but of course, until she's released, I can't help but believe that more can be done!

  5. Hello, I am new to your blog and could not help but comment to this post. But, if something worse has happened and the Syrian government is holding her with no charges, Amnesty International deals with these types of cases all the time.

  6. Thanks, Crystal. I believe they have been contacted.
    Appreciate your support!

  7. Hi Kristina,

    My name is Claire Roberts - I work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation here in London, England.

    I see you're a friend of Dorothy, you must be happy to hear the good news. Are you still here in London? Could we interview for our Canadian news coverage?

    If so, please contact me at 020 7412 9247 or via email roberts.clairea@gmail.com

    Would love to hear your thoughts as a friend of Dorothy's.

    Claire Roberts