‘Don’t go to Egypt’: 2UE interview

Staff Writer

2UE drive host Justin Smith (left) has this afternoon spoken with Peter Reith who is suggesting Australians should stop visiting Egypt.

The former politician and Fairfax columnist said: “Australia should not just sit pat in the face of the gross injustice meted out to our mate Peter Greste.”

Journalist Greste has been sentenced to seven years in jail for reporting on events in Egypt, while working for Al Jezeera.

“I think if Australians do something off their own back maybe that will help a bit,” Reith told 2UE.

Smith has said he will promote any travel agents who stop taking bookings to Egypt.

“We will give you free advertising on the station,” he said.

“We will give you a massive plug.”

Smith suggested other radio stations, particularly talk stations, should follow his lead.

Listen to the interview with Reith.

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