Hard days of war...Robert
: Maryam has been calling her relatives and friends and proudly telling them that I was on the BBC.
"If my dad were alive he'd be so proud of you."
When she lived in Iran, she told me, they couldn't trust the Iranian-run media.
"I remember that when Iraq would bomb us we'd go into the basement, sitting in the dark, and listen on a transistor radio to the BBC
," she just told me, which explains why the BBC is something she trusts.
I can't even imagine.