Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 7-10 years for being journalists


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It’s frightening to think the US isn’t really that far behind in outlawing journalism that dares to shake up the corporatist state.


We don’t really score very high on the Freedom-o-Meter these days, do we?

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Maybe a Boing Boing mea culpa is in order?

For what?

Supporting the anti-democratic opposition. A number of people warned of the potential consequences and urged caution at the time but…

BB publicized oppressive government actions, and the fight against them. Just like they’re doing now in this article. I think it’s a bit unfair to expect BB to act responsible for the actions of the Egyptian government.

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