#FreeAJStaff: 'Global Day of Action' Held for Jailed Journalists

People around the world took time out of their day on Monday to show support once again for four Al Jazeera journalists who have now been detained in Egypt for over 100 days.

In the second global day of action called by the Al Jazeera Media Network, supporters used the social media hashtag #FreeAJStaff on sites such as Facebook and Twitter to demand the release of journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who have been held in jail in Egypt for 100 days, and Abdullah al-Shami, who has been held for more than six months and has been on hunger strike since January 23.

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The news network held a press conference in New York at the Paley Center for Media while multiple news outlets, press advocates, and supporters took part in the day of action—such as BBC News, who held a Journalist Safety Symposium and hosted a protest in London.

“Attendees taped their mouths and held signs that read ‘journalism is not a crime,”‘ Al Jazeera reports.

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