Altogether Peter spent 400 days in jail accused of falsifying news on behalf of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement and the orders of his employer, Qatari-based network Al-Jazeera’s English-language service. First detained on December 29, 2013, he was released from a seven-year prison term and deported from Egypt in February after civic and diplomatic efforts on the part of Australia and Latvia and many supporters around the world. He and his colleagues Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed still face the same charges under a retrial begun in April 2015.
400 days that changed a life – documentary
This film tells the story of Australian-Latvian journalist Peter Greste, perhaps the most well-known reporter in the world at the moment. It relates how the Greste family left Latvia and how important Latvia is to them. We’ll visit with Peter after his release from jail in Egypt – first at a Sydney television show and then with the people and situations he encounters upon first going surfing on Bondi Beach in Brisbane.