Mohamed Fahmy on press freedom, prison and terrorism
The School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University invites you to a talk given by Mohamed Fahmy as part of its Communications Matters series.
The award-winning journalist, war correspondent and author will speak on Monday, Oct. 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Centre for Dialogue (4th floor, Learning and Innovation Centre.)
Fahmy will discuss terrorism, the rise of ISIS and militant Islam, his experience in prison, press freedom and his recent work to protect other Canadians abroad.
A dual Canadian-Egyptian citizen, Fahmy has reported extensively on the Middle East and North Africa with the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Al Jazeera English. In 2013, while working as the Egyptian bureau chief for Al Jazeera English, he was arrested and detained unjustly in Egypt. He was released after 438 days, after an international outcry.
He is the recipient of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom Award from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO.)
He and his wife Marwa Omara founded the Fahmy Foundation in 2015 to help imprisoned journalists and prisoners of conscience worldwide. He now teaches at the University of British Columbia. His new book, The Marriott Cell, will be released Nov. 15.
In lieu of an admission fee, donations to the Fahmy Foundation will be gratefully accepted.