journalism

Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste picks up RTS Award for him and his two colleagues in Egypt

By Tim Dickens 

The Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste picked up the RTS Television Journalism Judges' Award tonight on behalf of himself and two of his colleagues still on bail in Egypt. 

Greste was honoured alongside his two Al Jazeera colleagues, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, who watched a live broadcast of the London ceremony from Cairo.

The three were arrested in December 2013 and later jailed on charges of terrorism and spreading false news.  Greste was released from the Egyptian Jail on 1 February, after 400 days in prison.