Al Jazeera Makes Another Push For Journalists' Release
It's been a year since Egyptian authorities imprisoned three journalists working for Al Jazeera in what many have described as a farcical trial.By Sebastian Martinez | December 29, 2014
It's now been a year since Egyptian authorities first arrested three Al Jazeera journalists and detained them without charge, and on the anniversary, the network is stepping up its efforts to free them.
Those efforts included staff members lining the studio in silence Monday, holding placards that read, "Journalism is not a crime," accompanied by the hashtag "#FreeAJStaff." (Video via Al Jazeera)
That hashtag was all over Al Jazeera America's Twitter page, and prominent voices from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to CNN's Brian Stelter tweeted their support.