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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 06.29.2016 | 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.

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

Appeal Date Set For Imprisoned Al Jazeera Journalists

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media

CAIRO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court has set January 1 as the date for an appeals hearing for the three Al Jazeera journalists serving jail t...

It's Been 250 Days Since Al Jazeera Journalists Were Jailed

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.04.2014 | Media

Two-hundred-and-fifty days after Al Jazeera's Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed were locked up in Egyptian prison, journalists haven't gi...

Flow With the Stream: My Stroll With Femi Oke

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Ebenezar Wikina

My guest, Femi, is a British-Nigerian journalist who started tracking and disseminating information from the age of 14 -- as a junior reporter for the London Broadcasting Company.

Fiancé Of Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Breaks Her Silence

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media

The fiancé of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy is speaking out at length for the first time about their relationship and the horrifying rea...

The Anatomy of an Unfair Trial

Amal Clooney | Posted 10.18.2014 | World
Amal Clooney

How, in the modern age, can a state put on such sham proceedings, open to the world, and get away with it?

Al Jazeera Crew Hit With Tear Gas In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.14.2014 | Media

An Al Jazeera America news crew covering the tension in Ferguson, Missouri was hit with tear gas by police on Wednesday. Police smashing Al Jazeera...

Al Jazeera Journalists Denied Presidential Pardon

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

The Al Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt were denied their freedom once more on Sunday after failing to receive pardons from the count...

Al Jazeera Journalists Have Been Imprisoned In Egypt For 200 Days

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media

Wednesday marks the 200th day that Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been imprisoned in Egypt. Interactive:...

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Speaks Out On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Media

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Fadel Fahmy spoke out about his current situation Monday morning through a stream of tweets written by his bother. Fahmy is on...

Michael Calderone

Al Jazeera Vows To Fight For Journalists Jailed In Egypt | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Al Jazeera executives and correspondents pledged Wednesday to keep pressure on the Egyptian government following this week's widely conde...

Egypt Rejects Criticism Of Al Jazeera Sentencing

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Media

CAIRO, June 23 (Reuters) - Egypt rejected on Monday foreign criticism of its judicial system and interference in its affairs after a court decision ...