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  1. Egypt’s Conviction of Journalists Sparks Outrage

    Egypt has jailed three Al Jazeera reporters on terrorism-related charges, fomenting anger among world leaders. The detainees include Australian correspondent Peter Greste, a recent Peabody Award winner, and Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, both of whom face seven years. Egyptian-Canadian TV producer Baher Mohamed got an additional three years for carrying “ammunition,” a spent bullet he saved as a souvenir. The White House has condemned the verdicts, demanding the defendants’ release.

    FT (sub), NYTCenter for Peace and Journalism

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