Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousef released on bail from prison in New Delhi

Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousef has been released on bail from a prison in New Delhi, India after six months in jail accused of stone pelting. His case highlights not only the dangers journalists face under the Indian occupation but also stone pelters whose punishments are just as severe as for Palestinians.

It cannot be said that a strong social media campaign was waged for Yousef but several journalist organizations worked tirelessly for his release. The issue of waging defense campaigns for journalists is one we need to consider quite seriously or we shall soon have few, limited, or biased sources of news–if there aren’t again complete news blackouts.