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Journalists Jailed in Egypt

Al-Jazeera will appeal Egypt’s sentence of three years in jail for three of the news organization’s journalists.
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Russell Simmons
“Speaking Freely” Friday: Russell Simmons

Each week, we feature a video short from our “Speaking Freely” programs. Today, American businessman Russell Simmons, cofounder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam, discusses Run-D.M.C., honesty and integrity, and who rap music belongs to.
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Understanding what we need to see – and do not

The shooting of two television journalists. Viewable from two perspectives, including that of the gunman himself. We saw — or could see if we wished, and apparently millions of us did — the awfulness of it, immediately.
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