Here’s a secret about me: I like Aljazeera. The news network. I hope you’ve heard of it. They have attractive and sexy reporters on the desk, always looking far more vibrant than the ones I see on other networks. If you don’t believe me, go see for yourself. Flip through CNN, Sky News, Aljazeera, CBN, BBC or whatever other news networks you watch and see which reporters look like movie stars!
But hey, besides that, their news programs are great, to a point it looks like art.
But one situation that is making me uncomfortable is the fact Egypt has been detaining Aljazeera journalists unlawfully, without crime and without trial.
Abdullah El-Shamy has been held in prison since August 2013 and has been on a Hunger strike. It’s sad how he’s emaciated.
Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed behind bars at a court in Cairo. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters
Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were also detained since December 2013 and still remain held by the Egyptian court.
If you feel like you want to get your butt off the couch and say something then you can join Aljazeera on twitter with the hashtag #FREEAJSTAFF to help in the campaign.
Perhaps you haven’t been informed on this matter. Google it yourself for more details.
However, if you do know about this and would like to do more for these journalists besides tweeting, I would like to suggest this:
Write them a letter to Aljazeera!
Seriously, letters are very personal and gift-like. Words you can actually hold and smell and savor in different ways and hang in your kitchen or frame on the wall.
Emails can be special too but they’re super easy to write and send. In just a click you can send the words across the world, no matter how far in a fraction of a second.
If you are touched by this story and love the idea of these journalists receiving your letters once they are released (as the campaign goes on) then go ahead and put a smile on their faces!
What a way to support another human being caught up in a web like that?
Here’s the mailing address to Aljazeera:
Al Jazeera English
PO Box 23127
Doha – Qatar
Write to any of the following:
Oh and by the way, if you like to send your letter as a member of the Secret Circle community, (based on Horizon), then don’t hesitate to add your name + from the Secret Circle.
-from the Secret Circle
You can also organize your very own community/movement at school, work or in your neighborhood and send your letters off.
I think that would be really cute.
Now let me step aside and let Ivey from Horizon say hi. 😉
Miss you lots. Can’t believe we’ve come this far. I just wanted to drop in and say hello after being quiet for so long. I hope you miss me too. 😉
My musician is working on the song for the story. It’s almost ready and I can’t wait to finally share it with you. It’s been quite a battle to be honest. You know what it’s like when stuff just isn’t going the way you planned… that dehydrating feeling. Just makes you want to kick a domestic animal in the guts. (No animal rights violation intended, I’m just saying that people lose it when they get upset).
And speaking of feeling emotionally dehydrated and upset, I think it’s time to show some love to our journalists by supporting the campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #FREEAJSTAFF and sending your lovely heartfelt letter to Aljazeera.
Even though Aljazeera or any of the other news networks for that matter never covered my story of how the Zartans and Secret Circle saved the world by stopping the meteorites in space and even though we walk the streets like unknown heros, having people look at us like shit when we step on their shoes in the bus (by accident), I still feel strongly that we should send our letters.
Take it from me, I know what it feels to be unremembered for my contribution to the world. These journalists have done something for us. I’ve probably seen them talk to me on TV a couple of times.
It’s time to show them that you and I listen and that the Secret Circle is listening too. Don’t forget to add -from the Secret Circle in your letter. Unity is stronger. In fact, add “4rm Secret Circle” in your tweets too.
Okay, that’s our time for today. Show some love while the world still turns the right way.
If you have anything to say then do comment on the blog or send your emails in. Douglas is always happy to hear back from you and he replies to everyone.
For the love of our super attractive, super sexy, movie star-ish Aljazeera reporters.
This is Douglas and Ivey.
Peace and Love.