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Journalism is not a crime

March 01st, 2014
located in:Egypt
tags:Egypt, press freedom

All over the world, journalists and rights groups are protesting the detainment and muzzling of four Al Jazeera staff members in Egypt.

Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and correspondent Peter Greste, were detained December 29. The trio, who are accused of joining, or aiding and abetting a terrorist organisation, appeared in court in Cairo on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to all charges against them. Their trial is set to resume March 5. Another Al Jazeera journalist, Abdullah al-Shami of the network's Arabic channel, has been held since August.

To draw awareness about the detained journalists, Al Jazeera show The Stream are using a social amplification platform called Thunderclap to flood Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr with pressure to release the journalists.

Check out the campaign and and get tweeting #FreeAJStaff.

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