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Sisi pardons Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to three years in prison in[…]

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Sanef ‘shocked’ by sentencing for Al Jazeera journos

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) along with several key media forums, have expressed their collective “shock” at the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo. The sentiment was expressed by the African Editors Forum, the African Media Initiative and delegates of the 19th session of Highway Africa[…]

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Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalists to prison

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry. The verdict in a retrial was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who[…]

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Al Jazeera journo held in Germany

Al Jazeera has urged Germany to immediately release its journalist Ahmed Mansour, who was detained at a Berlin airport at the request of the Egyptian authorities. “The crackdown on journalists by Egyptian authorities is well known. Our network, as the Arab world’s most-watched, has taken the brunt of this. Other[…]

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Saudis propose humanitarian pause in Yemen war

Saudi Arabia has proposed a five-day ceasefire in Yemen’s war to facilitate humanitarian aid to civilians in the war-torn country, but only on the condition that the Houthi rebels also halt the fighting. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the announcement on Thursday at a news conference with US Secretary of[…]

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Egypt postpones retrial of journalists

The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in Egypt has been postponed to March 19. The decision Sunday comes after a brief hearing for acting bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed. They were freed last month awaiting trial, though they’ve had to check[…]

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Darul Uloom demands apology from AJ

While Top secret Spy Cables exposed by Al Jazeera Network has implicated South Africa in the biggest leak of state security documents in the country’s history, Darul Uloom Zakariyya in Zakariyya Park, south of Johannesburg was not spared from the leak. The respected Islamic institution has also come under the[…]

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