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#FreeAJStaff

by The Stream category: Community

“I am protesting the muzzling of Al Jazeera’s staff in Egypt. #FreeAJStaff http://thndr.it/1hheepg

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#FreeAJStaff

All over the world, journalists and rights groups are protesting the detainment and muzzling of four Al Jazeera staff members in Egypt.

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.

  • We have reached 10x our goal, thats just the beginning

    February 27, 2014
    We have exceeded our goal by 10x, thank you!

    However, this is just the beginning - there are more ways for you to participate and make your voice heard on this global day of action.

    Selfie campaign:

     1. Hold a piece of paper with #FREEAJSTAFF written on it
     2. Cover your mouth with your hand or tape and take a picture
     3. Post it to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook with hashtag #FreeAJStaff

    Example selfie Tweet !

    Vine and Instagram video:

    1.  Record a Vine or Instagram:  "A world without journalism is a silent one"
    2.  Post to Instagram, Vine, Twitter, Facebook with hashtag #FreeAJstaff

    Today more than 30 cities will express their solidarity and support with public events taking place in Sydney, Manila, Islamabad, Doha, Amman, Nairobi, Ankara,  Berlin, London, Rio, Montreal, Washington DC and San Francisco.  For a list of events and times click here.

    Thanks for your continued support in the global #FreeAJStaff effort!


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