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Jun 24, 2014

Crikey says: US actions speak louder than Greste sympathy

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Australian journalist Peter Greste has been jailed for seven years by an Egyptian court after being found guilty of a handful of nebulous crimes, including “possession of printouts and recordings” to give the impression Egypt is fighting a civil war, and producing fake news stories.

Rachel Williamson has a recap of the case today, but Cathy Alexander also takes a look at the evidence on which Egyptian authorities have jailed Greste — his BBC Panorama doco on war-torn Somalia, and a selection of his Al Jazeera footage, some of which was aired by the prosecution in court. The footage speaks for itself: Greste’s conduct as a journalist is professional and fair.

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One thought on “Crikey says: US actions speak louder than Greste sympathy

  1. Rena Zurawel

    Putin knew how to get his jurnalists out of captivity.

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