Dominating the headlines this week was the release of Australian journalist, Peter Greste who, while on assignment in Egypt for the Qatari news agency, Al Jazeera, was arrested on the charge of news reporting that damaged Egyptian national security. Greste spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison along with two of his colleagues, dual Canadian-Egyptian national, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy & Egyptian national, Baher Mohamed. Fierce lobbying by Al Jazeera and Australian authorities managed to free Greste, who, is now safely home in Brisbane, his colleagues’ fates, however, remains uncertain. So what led to this situation to begin with.

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