Al Jazeera

Unlikely Emcees

Muneera Williams | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Muneera Williams

Sukina (my band member) and I often joke about performing to new audiences and how it takes about three songs before they get over the shock of hijabis running across the stage, telling them to throw their peace signs up.

Journalists Arrested For Flying Drones While Reporting On Illegal Flying Of Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Three Al Jazeera journalists have been arrested for allegedly flying drones in Paris at night while filming a report about several drone sightings nea...

Peter Greste Reveals Surprising Secret Of Surviving 400 Days In An Egyptian Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Meditation and running up to 10km a day in a narrow corridor helped Al Jazeera's Peter Greste survive his 400 days in prison in Egypt. Speaking to ...

What Your First Tweet Looks Like After Being Jailed In Egypt For 400 Days

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

This is what freedom looks like for Al Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste, who has finally been released after enduring 400 days in an Egyptia...

A White Man's World

Sanjiev Johal | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Sport
Sanjiev Johal

It seems odd to suggest that football has a problem with race. A quarter of all footballers in England are black, but when it comes to black managers, the numbers are pitiful - only five black managers across 92 professional football clubs. At the beginning of this season, there were none.

Ex-Minister Basically Just Made Excuses For Egypt Not Realeasing Journalists Sooner

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK

A former foreign office minister has attempted to defend Egypt's reasons for taking so long to release an Australian Al Jazeera journalist jailed more...

Greste Celebrated With 'Beer And Pork' After Being Freed From Egyptian Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK

Freed Al Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste "won't rest" until his colleagues are released, his family has said, as his family revealed he had...

After More Than A Year In Prison, Al Jazeera Journalist Is Free

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been freed from an Egyptian jail after 400 days of imprisonment and has left the country, according to official...

Amal Clooney Received A Big Threat Over Her Work In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney was threatened with arrest by Egyptian authorities for highlighting flaws in the judiciary that were, she sa...

Imprisoned Al Jazeera Journalists Have A Reason To Be Hopeful

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK

More than a year after their arrest, three Al-Jazeera journalists have won the right to a retrial after they were jailed in what was condemned as a po...

One Year On, AJE Staff Still Held In Prison For Crime Of Journalism

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

One long year after three Al-Jazeera English journalists were arrested in Egypt, they and their families are pleading for justice and an end to their ...

Motherhood on Ice: Why I Chose to Freeze My Eggs

Amanda Burrell | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Burrell

On my 43rd birthday I gave myself an unusual birthday present. I decided to freeze my eggs. İn the weeks leading up to this I'd been talking to people including doctors and women who'd frozen their eggs to help me make up my mind...

My Digital Addiction

Phil Lavelle | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Lavelle

Would you - a shy Brit - rather spend a weekend locked up in a forest with a load of crazy Americans? Or would you give up your phone, tablet and eveything else and go cold turkey for four days? I did both this summer - and I felt like I was on the edge of a nervous breakdown an hour in.

David Cameron, Terror Suspects and the Human Rights Act

Dilly Hussain | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Politicians in the UK are gearing up for next year's general election. Certain issues are already dividing the battleground, with one issue being proposed as a vote winner by the party in power, the Conservatives. That issue is the scrapping of the loved and loathed Human Rights Act (HRA)...

Can Pakistan Win It's Fight Against The Billion-Dollar Narcotics Trade?

Al Jazeera | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

With more than six million drug users and rising, can Pakistan win its fight against the billion-dollar narcotics trade?...


The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Britain's most famous journalistic voices and faces have held a one-minute silent protest against the jailing in Egypt of colleagues from Al Jazeera w...

Jessica Elgot

9 Ludicrous Pieces Of Evidence Used In Egypt To Jail Al Jazeera Journalists | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

It would be funny if it wasn't so utterly tragic. Prosecutors in Egypt used bizarre clips from pop videos, a journalist's holiday photos and docum...

Al Jazeera Staff Jailed For SEVEN YEARS In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

The Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt, including former BBC correspondent Peter Greste, have been sentenced to seven years in jail for "illegal...

Did Iran Order Lockerbie Bombing, Not Libya?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

The Lockerbie bombing was orchestrated by Iran and carried out by a Syrian-based terror group, according to a former Iranian intelligence officer. ...

Caged Like Animals In A Cairo Courtroom

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Three journalists from the Al-Jazeera English broadcaster have been pictured on Wednesday caged in a courtroom in Cairo's Tora prison. Canadian-Eg...

Major News Organisations Sign Open Letter Demanding Release Of Al Jazeera Journalists

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Some of the globe’s biggest news organisations have signed an open letter lambasting the Egyptian regime for the continued imprisonment of a group o...

'I Am Peter Greste'

Robin Lustig | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I appreciate that it's not always easy to love journalists, but that should not detract from an eternal truth: it is always essential to value journalism. Especially in places where governments want to restrict free access to information. Places like Egypt, for example, where the generals are cracking down hard on journalists and accusing some of them of being terrorists.

Journalists Start Viral Campaign To Free Al Jazeera Reporters In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Journalists have been tweeting their solidarity over the imprisonment of Al Jazeera journalists, as dozens protested against the incarceration outside...

Egypt Arrests Three Al Jazeera Journalists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

Egyptian police have arrested a team of journalists at the Cairo bureau of Al-Jazeera English, including former BBC correspondent Peter Greste and AJ'...

A Rush of Journalists

Nazanine Moshiri | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Nazanine Moshiri

There have been very few direct threats towards international journalists in the country, but getting caught up in the crossfire, being robbed, or even sexually assaulted are all daily risks. Some writers still managed to get the story out from a distance, relying on telephone or email interviews, and press releases from Human Rights Watch or Doctors Without Borders to embellish their copy. So, what changed?