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Berkeley Journalism Students Back Al Jazeera Staff With #FreeAJStaff Campaign

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Egypt’s press freedom record is on a downward spiral. Six journalists were killed and five have been jailed since 2013, up from two in 2011, when a popular uprising ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

In response to the deteriorating conditions for journalists in Egypt, students and faculty at the University of California’s Graduate School of Journalism have joined the campaign to call for the release of reporters detained by the Egyptian government.

At least 20 journalists are currently facing criminal charges, including three Al Jazeera staffers, Peter Greste and Egyptian journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.

See the full set of #FreeAJStaff photos from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism here.

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