Amal Clooney is part of a new legal team hired to represent Mohamed Fahmy, one of three Al Jazeera journalists who have spent more than 300 days behind bars in Egypt.
Abdullah al-Shamy spent 10 months in jail with no charge — and 147 days on a hunger strike that nearly killed him.
One reporter was able to capture the chilling moment and post a short clip on Instagram.
An Egyptian court has found the three men guilty of spreading false news and supporting terrorism — despite little evidence to support the verdict.
Exclusive: Al Jazeera notified dozens of employees Wednesday that it was ending their contracts. The Qatar-based network has not been operating in Egypt since December 2013, but has kept offices in the country.
The decision to release Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah on bail Sunday was seen by some in Egypt as a hopeful sign that others may also soon be released.
“Journalism is not a crime.”
An ex-WikiLeaks employee said the organization offered other things too: “I remember a remark along the lines of noting the women there were very lovely, and very friendly.” A WikiLeaks spokesman said a deal never materialized.
They sent a letter that asked for the release of three Al Jazeera America journalists who may face charges of belonging to a terrorist organization.
The government has accused the four journalists, detained since Dec. 29, of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood.
For the short-term at least, just having a presence in U.S. market is enough.
Was the late Palestinian leader poisoned? “This is going to look biased.”
A spokesman for the channel says he believed the Lausanne University Hospital did the work for free.
The former Secretary of Defense might have a different opinion now that 22 Al-Jazeera staffers in Egypt resigned over alleged “biased coverage” in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood during last week’s unrest in Cairo.
Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) underwent surgical force feeding to show what happens to those who choose to hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.
Mukasey: “If an American medium is controlled by a political force from abroad, that’s a proper subject for inquiry.”
Lots of competition for just 160 positions.
After selling off struggling cable network Current, the former vice president tells BuzzFeed that television is hurting democracy. He has nice things to say about Al Jazeera, though.
Current’s CEO Joel Hyatt informed his staff that they had been purchased by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, and that the network would no longer be carried by Time Warner Cable in an email on January 2. The subject line: “BIG NEWS FOR THE NEW YEAR!”
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