All over the world, journalists and rights groups
are protesting the detainment and muzzling of four Al Jazeera staff members in
Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and correspondent Peter Greste, were detained December 29. The trio, who are accused of joining, or aiding and abetting
a terrorist organisation, appeared in court in Cairo on Thursday and pleaded
not guilty to all charges against them. Their trial is set to resume March 5. Another Al Jazeera journalist, Abdullah al-Shami
of the network's Arabic channel, has been held since August.
To draw awareness about our detained
journalists, we are using a social
amplification platform called Thunderclap to flood Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr
in anticipation of a global day of action on press
freedom February 27.