Al Jazeera calls global day of action for journalists detained in Egypt

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Al Jazeera calls global day of action for journalists detained in Egypt

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[url=http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/02/al-jazeera-calls-global... Jazeera calls for global support of staff[/url]

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Al Jazeera is calling for a Global Day of Action to demand the immediate release of four of its journalists who have been locked up in Egypt's prisons for months.

People in more than 30 cities will express their solidarity and support on Thursday, with public events taking place in Sydney, Manila, Islamabad, Doha, Amman, Nairobi, Ankara,  Berlin, London, Rio, Montreal, Washington DC and San Francisco.

"Al Jazeera hopes through the attention of the world’s media and partners, pressure can be brought to bear on the Egyptian authorities to hasten the release of Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Abdullah Al Shamy by reminding them in a united voice, that journalism is not a crime," the media network said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

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Institutions including the White House, the European Union and the United Nations have called for the release of the journalists, and for press freedoms to be upheld.

No public condemnation from the Harper government. They're too busy heading for Ukraine to hug and kiss their new-found friends.

 

Unionist

Good support from the [url=http://www.cmg.ca/en/2014/02/26/support-the-campaign-to-release-al-jazee... Media Guild[/url]:

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If you are in Toronto, you can join the vigil Thursday, February  27 at Nathan Phillips Square at 12:00 noon.  The Montreal vigil will also take place at noon on Thursday at 1000 de la Gauchetière (Egyptian Consulate).

And more info from the [url=http://cjfe.org/resources/media_releases/journalism-not-crime-al-jazeera... Journalists for Free Expression[/url].

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Seven years

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/23/al-jazeera-journalists-jail...

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I see this is already in the coup thread. Ooops.