On December 29, 2013, Three Al Jazeera journalists – Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – were detained in Egypt, and their colleague Abdullah Elshamy has languished in prison without charge for six months.
On January 29, 2014, the three were among 20 journalists charged with offences that include “member of a terrorist organization, disturbing public peace, instilling terror, harming the general interests of the country, possessing broadcast equipment without permit, possessing and disseminating images contrary to the truth.”
Al Jazeera says: “The accusations against our journalists do not stand up to scrutiny. Our detained team had been working in Cairo for some time and people can still watch their work online. It was all of the highest journalistic standards and integrity, as has been all our output since the start of the momentous events in Egypt three years ago.”
Over the last month, journalists (and now individuals) have been taping their mouths shut and holding up a “#FreeAJStaff” sign in calls for the release of the four journalists.
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) February 10, 2014
— Barbara Serra (@BarbaraGSerra) February 10, 2014
— john stackhouse (@StackhouseJohn) February 6, 2014
— America Tonight (@AmericaTonight) February 6, 2014
The BBC, ITN, Sky, ABC News, NBC News and Reuters have signed an open letter to the Egyptian authorities concerning foreign correspondent Peter Greste and two more Al Jazeera journalists. Since 29 December last year the foreign correspondent Peter Greste... Read more
Al Jazeera America will launch on Tuesday 20th August 2013. The US based news channel will provide both domestic news and international news for American audiences. The new channel will be based in New York City. In addition to the... Read more
The Al Jazeera journalist who went missing in Syria on April 29th is back in Doha, Qatar. An Al Jazeera spokesman said: “I’m delighted to let you know that Dorothy Parvaz has been released and is safe and well and... Read more
Missing Al Jazeera correspondent, Dorothy Parvaz, has been deported to Iran. Parvaz had been detained in Syria by government officials, after arriving in the capital city, Damascus on April 29th. She had flown from Doha, site of Al Jazerra’s head... Read more