Peter Greste

middle east

Al Jazeera Journalists Released as Egypt's President Pardons 100 Prisoners

The reported pardons came a day before Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi plans to head to New York for the 70th session of the UN General Assembly. Sisi also announced them on his Facebook page.
Reuters and VICE News
9.23.15
americas

Canada Is Reportedly Asking Egypt to Pardon Al Jazeera Journalist Mohamed Fahmy

Fahmy, a Canadian citizen, and two other Al-Jazeera English journalists were sentenced on Saturday to three years in prison for terrorism-related crimes, a verdict that was widely denounced by human rights organizations.
VICE News
8.31.15
News

Canadian PM Stephen Harper Called on to Stop Campaigning and Help Get Mohamed Fahmy Out of Egyptian Jail

The Conservatives have long been criticized for dragging their heels in the journalist's case.
Chalaine Chang
8.31.15
africa

Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to Prison in 'Dark Day' for Press Freedom in Egypt

Three Al Jazeera English journalists were found guilty of "aiding a terrorist organization" and sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court.
VICE News
8.29.15
News

Ottawa’s Refusal to Give Journalist Mohamed Fahmy a Passport Means More Problems than Just Travel

According to Fahmy's Canadian lawyer, "Canada has imposed a condition that the Egyptian authorities themselves haven't imposed."
Chalaine Chang
4.8.15
Australia

'I Want to Keep Talking About it': VICE News Interviews Peter Greste About His Time In Egyptian Jail

Al Jazeera journalist jailed for more than 400 days for reporting on Egyptian protests in 2013 says he'll continue fighting for press freedom every chance he gets.
Sally Hayden
2.19.15
egypt

Tears of Happiness as Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Are Finally Released

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.
John Beck
2.12.15
News

Instead of Freedom, Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Faces a Retrial in Egypt

His family says Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper "failed us miserably" as Fahmy's imprisonment in Egypt drags on.
Aaron Mate
2.9.15
middle east

Family of Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Says Releases Are 'About Nationality'

The family of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Baher Mohamed spoke to VICE News about his condition and why he remains behind bars while his colleagues are freed.
John Beck
2.4.15
middle east

Egyptian Court Upholds Death Sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters

The court’s ruling came 18 months after a deadly incident at a police station near Cairo during the upheaval that followed the ouster of former President Mohammad Morsi.
Liz Fields
2.2.15
middle east

Egypt Releases Jailed Al Jazeera Correspondent Peter Greste

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.
Meredith Hoffman
2.1.15
News

The Canadian Government Won't Help Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Get Out of Egyptian Jail

A Canadian journalist imprisoned in Egypt has called out the Canadian Prime Minister after a visit by Foreign Minister John Baird failed to end his more than year-long nightmare.
Aaron Mate
1.16.15
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