Journalists Worldwide Protest Egypt’s Crackdown On The Press

Journalists around the world launched #FreeAJStaff Tuesday to campaign for the Egyptian government to end its crackdown on the press. “First they came for them, and next they’ll come for the rest of us.”

Over the weekend the Tahrir News Network aired footage from Egypt’s Ministry of the Interior showing the arrest and interrogation of the Al-Jazeera television crew in the Marriott Hotel.

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The footage shows the Al Jazeera team being interrogated without the presence of a lawyer. The camera zooms in on notebooks, external hard drives, and laptops while increasingly menacing music plays in the background.

“First they came for them, and next they’ll come for the rest of us. That’s why it is so important that we make our voices heard now — while we still can.”

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