On 14 December 1988, 4ZZZ was taken off air and forcibly evicted from its UQ premises by the then student union executive, headed by one Victoria Brazil. The move prompted many previously apolitical students to take a firm stand against the move and to rally support for the station. While Zed was not to return to the premises its' volunteers had helped hand-build, unprecedented community support saw the station live to fight another day.
Remaining Al Jazeera journalists released on bail
The first released prisoner, Mohamed Fahmy (Farmy) was the acting bureau chief for Al Jazeera English when he was arrested in December 2013 with the other released prisoner, Egyptian producer Baher (Ba-her) Mohamed and Australian correspondent Peter Greste.