Mohamed Fahmy

  • Mr. Mohamed Fahmy, Former English Bureau Chief, Al Jazeera, Egypt Office; Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism, UBC; Journalist in Residence, Green College, UBC
    Woodward Instructional Resource Centre Lecture Hall 2, UBC
    Saturday, October 31, 8:15-9:30 pm
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    The Vancouver Institute Lectures
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    Mohamed Fahmy

    Mr. Fahmy is an award-winning journalist and author. He covered the Iraq war in 2003 for the Los Angeles Times, and published Baghdad Bound based on his experiences. He has done extensive work in the Middle East for CNN, Dubai TV, and Foreign Policy. In 2011, he received the Peabody award for his coverage of the Arab Spring and the Tom Renner Investigative Reporting Award for producing the documentary Death in the Desert. In 2013 he accepted the title of Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief in Egypt, where he was arrested along with two other Al Jazeera English journalists. Mr. Fahmy was sentenced to seven years of incarceration, but was granted a retrial and release in June of 2015 but reconvicted in August of this year. Earlier this year, he founded the Fahmy Foundation for Free Press to help journalists imprisoned world-wide. In 2014 he received the Canadian Commission World Press Freedom Award and a certificate from UNESCO.

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October 31st, 2015 8:15 PM   through   9:30 PM
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2194 Health Sciences Mall
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
Lecture Hall No. 2
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Canada
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