Journalism is not a crime

This was the news today

“Two Al Jazeera English journalists have been sentenced to seven years in jail and one to 10 years by an Egyptian court on charges including aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and reporting false news.”

One of them is Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy. Today my government said they were disappointed, but did not demand (or even ask for) his release.

I am a journalist and I want to report on what happens, to help people see what is going on in places where they are not. I want to do this having the support of my government.

Today, we need to remember this: Journalism is not a crime.

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