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Al Jazeera Calls for Global Support of Detained Staff (Al Jazeera America)
Al Jazeera called for a Global Day of Action Thursday to demand the immediate release of four of its journalists who have been locked up in Egypt’s prisons for months. People in more than 30 cities expressed their solidarity and support, with public events taking place in Sydney, Manila, Islamabad, Doha, Amman, Nairobi, Ankara, Berlin, London, Rio, Montreal, Washington and San Francisco. NBC News Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, all journalists from the Qatar-based network, were detained on Dec. 29, 2013, and accused of spreading false news and belonging to a terrorist group. They were scheduled to stand trial on Feb. 21, but the trial was adjourned until March 5. Abdullah Al Shamy was also detained more than six months ago without charge and has been on a hunger strike since Jan. 23. The group had been reporting on the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist organization that took power in the Egypt elections following protests in 2011 but was banned after a violent crackdown. Mashable Al Jazeera staff in newsrooms across the world sent support for the journalists Thursday. The organization encouraged people to include the hashtag #FreeAJStaff in tweets. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media A vigil for the imprisoned journalists was held Thursday afternoon at the Newseum in Washington. Other demonstrations included a plane with a sign flying over Rio de Janeiro with the hashtag. TVNewser Al Jazeera America collected images from demonstrations around the world and posted them to a live blog. Many media outlets around the world have also joined the cause, which has increasingly gained momentum: Last week, an international group of television executives called for the journalists’ release. The protests also gained coverage on other networks: On CBS This Morning Thursday, correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reported from London, where protestors in Trafalgar Square released black balloons into the sky as part of the demonstration.

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Topical Show | Complain Now, Silence Later | Cubes for Curbing

TVNewser: Martha Raddatz is going to host a weekly show for ABCNews.com titled “On the Radar.” If you guessed that the show is about political news, you’re a crazy lunatic psychic.

AllFacebook: The social network is shifting around its recommendations feature so that users can have something to complain about and then ultimately accept.

AppNewser: Someone invented electronic ice cubes to help people curb their alcohol consumption. In related news, one way to know if you’re an alcoholic is if you need robot ice cubes to keep you from drinking.

Stay True | Wrong Turn | Taped Up

TVNewser: Martha Raddatz did a great job moderating the vice presidential debate last night. She also earned some cred with the hip-hop fan in all of us by revealing that her ring tone is Chamillionaire’s “Ridin Dirty.”

AppNewser: A survey finds that 90 percent of iPhone 5 users aren’t annoyed by Apple’s terrible map app. In related news, 90 percent of iPhone 5 users have never used Apple’s terrible map app.

UnBeige: Here are some cool Moleskin products celebrating the 50th anniversary of the cassette tape.