Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 7-10 years
Journalists around the globe are decrying an Egyptian court's decision to imprison three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of making false news reports and aiding terrorists. Missouri School of Journalism professors Jim Flink, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.
Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were arrested last December on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and producing false new reports about the situation in Egypt.
In an article covering the trial's outcome, Al Jazeera said they have "strenuously rejected the charges against [their] journalists and maintains their innocence."
Missouri School of Journalism Professor Mike McKean said the trial was "bizarre, nightmarish, and illogical."
Professor Jim Flink said this trial is a wake up call for all journalists covering international conflicts.