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Michelle Stanistreet's Articles


Journalists condemn Egyptian sentences

24 Jun 2014, By Guest

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have strongly condemned the decision of an Egyptian court to impose prison sentences on Al Jazeera journalists. Nairobi-based Al Jazeera English reporter, Australian Peter Greste; Al Jazeera English Cairo bureau chief, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy; and Al Jazeera producer, Baher Mohamed, were sentenced to seven…

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Free our journalist colleagues in Egypt

18 Feb 2014, By Guest

Journalists, politicians and human rights activists will gathering tomorrow outside the Egyptian embassy in London to demand an end to the intimidation of journalists and media suppression in Egypt and to call for the immediate release of all detained journalists. If you can’t be there – and even if you can – please sign the…

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Greece: The ERT belongs to the people, so give it back

09 Nov 2013, By Guest

The recent attacks by Greek authorities on journalists show why we must work together to fight for press freedom and for stronger unions. When we first heard the news on Thursday morning of the violent raid by Greek police at the headquarters of the national broadcaster ERT, we immediately condemned the action by the authorities.…

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The Greeks have lost their BBC to austerity

14 Jun 2013, By Guest

The closing down of ERT, the Greek public broadcaster, is a deeply shocking and cynical act by the Greek government. The NUJ is working with trade unions around the world and joining in their protests against the closure. We have sent messages of solidarity to journalist colleagues and to all those on strike in support…

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