Journalism is not a crime.
That was the rallying cry of Al Jazeera staff and supporters of press freedom worldwide on Thursday as people mobilized online and in the streets to demand the release of four detained Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt.
Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed of Al Jazeera English have been detained for 61 days to date. Al Jazeera Arabic's Abdullah Shami has been imprisoned for 7 months.
Since June 2013, there have been 19 cases of intimidation and assault on Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt.
From Sydney to Phnom Penh, Beirut to Istanbul, and Kiev to Rio, people from more than 30 cities participated in the Global Day of Action with the hashtag #FreeAJStaff to show solidarity for Al Jazeera's detained journalists and to shine a light on the precarious state of press freedom in Egypt and around the world.