Monday, February 2, 2015


Endangered Species

News Note: Two days after ISIS beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, the Egypt released Australian journalist Peter Greste, while two colleagues remain jailed. “Good news,” Al Jazeera said, “but not enough.”

“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. We will not rest until Baher [Mohamed] and Mohamed [Fahmy] also regain their freedom. The Egyptian authorities have it in their power to finish this properly today, and that is exactly what they must do.”

—Mostefa Souag, acting director general of the Al Jazeera Media Network, “Egypt releases jailed Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste,” Al Jazeera, Feb. 2, 2015

Editorial Comment: A lot of people have to bleed to bring us news we ignore.

Related: Committee to Protect Journalists’ statement on Kenji Goto

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

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