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Australian journalist Peter Greste has finally been freed after 400 days in an Egyptian prison. EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

Peter Greste released: good news from the Middle East

The release of Peter Greste from an Egyptian prison is surprising only in that it happened without too much telegraphing of the exact date. A deportation-style resolution of the case had been on the cards…
The judicial and political options in Egypt for appealing Peter Greste’s jail sentence do not appear to give much hope to his supporters. EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

Can international law help to free Peter Greste?

The guilty verdict and jail sentence handed to Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera English colleagues Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed by an Egyptian court for conspiring with the Muslim…
While Peter Greste may not have personally been guilty of any wrong-doing, he is carrying the can for wrath directed at his employer, Al Jazeera. EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

Greste and Al Jazeera pay the price in Egyptian revolution blowback

The jail sentences handed down to Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera English colleagues have deeply shocked supporters in the west. While spending a few years in an Egyptian prison is…
In the aftermath of disasters like the Boston marathon bombing, footage from citizen journalists is sometimes the ‘only option’. marsmettn tallahassee/Flickr

User-generated content: media can learn from the ‘Wild West’

User-generated content has become “a central element of the news gathering process,” says the controller of BBC World (English) Richard Porter, in a recently-released international study by the US-based…
What’s behind Al Jazeera’s frosty relationship with the Egyptian government? AAP/Terry Scott

Al Jazeera’s troubled history in Egypt

In 1999, then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak visited the small, dusty Al Jazeera compound in a suburb of the Qatari capital of Doha. “This matchbox! All this noise is coming out of this matchbox?” Mubarak…
Al Jazeera launched an US-only channel after failing to penetrate the market with its existing English-language offering. Flickr/Paul Keller

America could be Al Jazeera’s final frontier

From its humble beginnings in the tiny middle eastern state of Qatar, Al Jazeera has been a genuine trailblazer, and can be partially credited with kickstarting a news and media revolution in the Arab…

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