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Al-Jazeera defends reporters detained in Egypt

Salah Negm, the director of news for Al-Jazeera's English language channel, has insisted that the organisation is objectively reporting on events in Egypt, following the detention of a number of its journalists.

Three reporters are being held, accused of aiding "terrorists" from the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Australia's Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian, and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed deny the charges.

Mr Ngem told Newsnight that a fourth member of staff, from the Arabic channel, has been detained for six months and is now on hunger strike.

  • 06 Feb 2014
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