Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are to be released pending retrial after more than 400 days in jail. Yet thousands of Egyptians remain behind bars, thanks to a crackdown since July 2013.
Greste and two other Al Jazeera staffers — both still imprisoned — were sentenced to at least seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges last year.
Three Al Jazeera employees have been sentenced to seven years behind bars after a controversial trial featuring some very weird evidence.
Legal teams made closing statements in court today for the three journalists who are accused of trying to damage the country's reputation.
The Al Jazeera English employees have been held since December and are being tried on charges like doctoring video footage.
A recording of the Gotye hit song “Somebody That I Used To Know,” and footage of sheep farming and football has been displayed in court.
The prosecution demanded $170,000 for evidence and three lawyers quit in the first hearing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo.
Abdullah Elshamy is suffering from the beginnings of kidney failure, anaemia, low blood pressure, and blood glucose deficiency.
The network claims that Egypt has breached both international law and the terms of a bilateral investment treaty with Qatar.
On World Press Freedom Day, VICE News Editor-In-Chief Jason Mojica weighs in on the lionization of journalists.
The interim government is clamping down on its critics, which means imprisoning journalists from Al Jazeera and other media outlets. Increasingly, the only permitted speech is that which praises the authorities.
In a region as volatile as Egypt, control of the media can mean running the country's politics.