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Wednesday February 26, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday February 26, 2014 MYT 8:16:19 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Al Jazeera International will be having a global day of action tomorrow to pressure the Egyptian government to release three of its journalists who were detained during massive protests in Cairo about three months ago.
A spokesman for the Doha-based international news network said thousands of its staff from all its broadcast centres and offices worldwide, including Malaysia, would stage an hour-long show of support for their detained colleagues.
“Our staff will be joined by local journalists, activists and supporters in a show of solidarity to demand that the innocent journalists be released immediately,” he said, adding that the event would take place at 1pm at its office in G-Towers in Jalan Tun Razak, here.
The network, he said, wanted Feb 27 to be a day when the message that “Journalism is not a Crime” rings out loud and clear around the world.
“We also want to make sure the #FreeAJstaff campaign becomes more visible than ever,” he added.
The journalists – Australia’s Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohammad Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed – were accused of aiding terrorists from the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
The three, detained on Dec 29, were also charged with trying to destroy Egypt’s image abroad by reporting false news and working in Egypt without a permit.
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