February 27, 2014

Al Jazeera America

Thursday, Al Jazeera launched a “Global Day of Action” in support of staffers who are imprisoned in Egypt. Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohammed Fahmy have been detained since the end of December. You can see photos of the “global day of solidarity” on Tumblr. In January, Greste wrote from prison about his detention.

Of course we will continue to fight this from inside prison and through the judicial system here. But our freedom, and more importantly the freedom of the press here, will not come without loud sustained pressure from human rights and civil society groups, individuals and governments who understand that Egypt stability depends as much as on its ability to hold open honest conversations among its people and the world, as it does on its ability to crush violence.

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Kristen Hare covers the people and business of local news and is the editor of Locally at Poynter. She previously worked as a staff writer…
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