I don't ever post anything non running related. But working for Al Jazeera America, I think this is too important. And actually just important regardless if I worked for them or not.
A little bit about it if you are unaware:
We are calling for the release of all five of the incarcerated Al Jazeera journalists. AJE has three under detention: Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr's Mohamed Badr and Al Jazeera Arabic's Abdullah Shami have been locked up since July and August respectively.
DAY OF SOLIDARITY -- February 27, 2014
Journalism is not a crime
With our Al Jazeera colleagues still detained in Egypt, and vital press freedoms still at stake, we are calling for a Global Day of Action today.
The worldwide campaign for the release of our colleagues continues to gain momentum. In the last several weeks, the EU and the White House called for their release, thousands joined protests outside of the Egyptian Embassy in London, and individuals on Twitter continue to raise awareness with the hashtag #FreeAJStaff.