One out, two to go


After 400 days in an Egyptian prison, Australian journalist Peter Greste has finally been released.   He’s flown to Cyprus, and Al-Jazeera acting director-general Mostefa Soueg said, “Peter’s integrity is not just intact, but has been further enhanced by the fortitude and sacrifice he has shown for his profession of informing the public. ”  But the campaign will continue until the two other journalists imprisoned with him, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, are also released.

This past week also saw more bad news for journalists as ISIS executed two Japanese hostages, including journalist Kenji Goto.   A social media campaign had started #iamkenji or #jesuiskenji, but does not seem to have had much traction.  Here’s a tribute to him.