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Here's Why Blogger Raif Badawi Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

This year, it is Raif Badawi -- jailed, publicly lashed, and fined for standing up to the Saudi monarchy -- who is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside his also-imprisoned lawyer and brother-in-law Waleed Abulkhair.

Egypt Court Will Issue Verdict To Al Jazeera Journalists On July 30

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | Media

CAIRO, June 29 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court said on Monday it would issue a ruling on July 30 in the retrial of two Al Jazeera television journalis...

Two Al Jazeera Journalists Detained By Nigerian Military

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media

(Adds context, detail) By Julia Payne ABUJA, March 26 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military has detained two Al Jazeera journa...

Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists Adjourned AGAIN

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Media

CAIRO, March 19 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court adjourned until March 25 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists after hearing witness test...

Egyptian Minister: There Are No Red Lines, Only Yellow Ones

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 04.22.2015 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

After a series of high-level meetings to discuss press freedom concerns with Egyptian officials in Cairo earlier this month, it was heartening to hear that journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been granted bail.

The Thing That Helped Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Survive Egyptian Prison

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 04.21.2015 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says it is too soon to celebrate because his two colleagues still face retrial in Egypt. ...

Al Jazeera Journalist Hopes To Be Exonerated In Egypt Retrial

AP | By SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 04.19.2015 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — An Al-Jazeera English journalist who is getting to know his six-month-old son for the first time after spending more than a year in Egy...

Al Jazeera Journalists Reunite With Family After More Than A Year In Prison

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Two Al-Jazeera journalists walked free from an Egyptian prison Friday and were reunited with loved ones after more than a year behind b...

Al Jazeera Journalist Released From Egyptian Prison

AP | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was released from an Egyptian prison on Friday, after spending more than a year behind bar...

Egypt Sets Retrial Date For Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Media

(Adds reaction from Canadian government) CAIRO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - The retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt will start...

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Could Be Free Within Hours

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Media

(Adds details, background) DOHA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Egypt could free Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy within hours, Qatar-bas...

Peter Greste Describes His Release From Prison

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.04.2015 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste expressed "relief and excitement" Monday at being freed after more than a year in an Egyptian prison...

Al Jazeera Journalist Freed From Egypt Prison Wants Colleagues Released

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 04.04.2015 | Media

SYDNEY (AP) — For more than a year, the parents of jailed Al-Jazeera English journalist Peter Greste kept up a relentless, resolute campaign to free...

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Could Still Be Pardoned

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | Media

* Three journalists face retrial * Minister says presidential pardon can't be excluded * Improving ties between Egypt, Q...

Al Jazeera Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Should Be Released Not Retried in Egypt

Amal Clooney | Posted 03.06.2015 | World
Amal Clooney

Mr. Fahmy has been imprisoned for over a year in a case that shocks the conscience of many observers in Egypt and abroad. We look forward to working constructively with the Egyptian and Canadian authorities in the coming days to reach an agreement for his release as soon as possible.

Egypt Court Orders Retrial In Al Jazeera Case

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 03.03.2015 | Media

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Brothers of an Australian Al-Jazeera English journalist held in Egypt for more than a year said Friday that their lawyers...

Here's A Timeline Of Egypt's Al Jazeera Trial

AP | Posted 03.04.2015 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year:...

It's Been One Year Since The Al Jazeera Journalists Were Jailed In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

On Dec. 29, 2013, three Al Jazeera journalists were imprisoned in Egypt -- a case that has triggered widespread condemnation of the Egyptian governmen...

New Hope Al Jazeera Journalist Will Be Released For Christmas

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | Media

SYDNEY, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday the case of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste is "unde...

Al Jazeera Journalist Pens Impassioned Letter From Prison

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media

Peter Greste -- the Al Jazeera journalist who, along with Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, is imprisoned in Egypt for allegedly airing false news and ...

Al Jazeera Shuts Down Egypt Channel

AP | By SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.21.2015 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two coun...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kenya Goes After Al Jazeera As Government Expands Powers | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kenya's government is going after the global news network Al Jazeera for running a documentary that exposes widespread government-sponso...

Al Jazeera Urges Kenyan Government Not To Charge Journalists

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The news network Al-Jazeera said Wednesday that it is deeply concerned by the Kenyan government's threats to bring charges aga...

Lawyers Of Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Demand His Release

AP | Posted 01.24.2015 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — The lawyers of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist called Monday for his release, saying he should benefit from a rec...

Pardon For Al Jazeera Journalists 'Being Discussed'

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media

(Adds family, Australian formin quotes) CAIRO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was...