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Peter Greste: Why we should care

Last week Australian reporter Peter Greste was sentenced in an Egyptian court to seven years jail on charges of false reporting and having an association with a terrorist organisation.

Many in the world are in uproar over the harsh sentencing and also the harsh treatment he and his Al Jazeera colleagues have received since their arrest back in December 2013.

Up to now, Greste has always been seen in journalist circles as a respected and experienced Australian journalist --- but for some reason, his case hasn't attracted the mass support of the Australian public as have previous cases, such as that of Schapelle Corby.

The Daily's, Sam King, spoke to Dr Lauren Rosewarne, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne to discuss this issue further. The interview starts with an excerpt from one of Peter Greste's final reports from Egypt before his arrest.

Last modified on Monday, 30 June 2014 16:59

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