Sue Turton

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Sue Turton is a British television journalist.

Career

Sue Turton began her national television career as a reporter on Channel 4 News in the early 1990s.[1]

In 2010 she joined Al Jazeera English as the channel's first Afghanistan correspondent. Ten months later she was transferred to the Middle East to report on the Arab Spring.[1]

In 2015 she was one of a number of Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt of aiding and abetting a terrorist organization. The journalists received sentences of between seven and ten years. Turton, who was amongst those who had been tried in absentia, campaigned with others to have her imprisoned colleagues freed. They were successful in doing this but their convictions still stand.[1]

Turton was forced to leave her job with Al Jazeera in June 2015 following her conviction, as it had required her to travel to countries that had extradition treaties with Egypt.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Sue Turton". International Journalism Festival. 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Scherry Bloul and Zac Schroedl (15 June 2015). "Al Jazeera journalist Sue Turton forced to quit". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-10-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>