Takeaways from the Al Jazeera Forum
Posted: 6/25/2014 | By: Ellyn Angelotti | Poynter
While journalists in the United States have to worry about Tweeting
out misinformation, journalists in the Arab world have to worry about
their Tweets getting them thrown into jail.
At Al Jazeera’s Eighth Annual Forum in Doha, Qatar last month, 700 media
and political leaders gathered to discuss the challenges and
opportunities facing the media. Meanwhile, the trial of three Al Jazeera
journalists, who have since been sentenced to serve jail time in Egypt came up frequently in the conversations.