Al Jazeera uses video wall to publicize #FreeAJStaff hashtag

After news that three Al Jazeera journalists will be jailed for 12 years for, according to the Egyptian government, aiding a terrorist organization, the organization used its huge on-set video walls to get the word out.

Both Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America used their Doha, Qatar set’s curved video walls to show the hashtag #FreeAJStaff and the message “Free Them Now.”

During the opening sequence of “Newshour,” the hashtag was emblazoned on the screen as the host introduced the show before moving to headlines.

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