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Jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy to speak at UBC Okanagan

FILE PHOTO - Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, listens to his lawyer, Khaled Abou Bakr during his retrial in a courtroom, of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt on June 1, 2015. Fahmy will be in Kelowna next week for a panel discussion on press freedom and justice in the age of terror.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Amr Nabil
February 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

KELOWNA - Press freedom and justice in the age of terror is the subject and the keynote speaker is Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist falsley imprisoned in Egypt.

Fahmy will share his experiences imprisoned for nearly two years alongside hardened extremists after he was arrested in 2013 on false terrorism charges while working as Al Jazeera’s Engish bureau chief.

The award-winning journalist was given a full pardon after an international campaign to free him from prison made headlines around the world.

Kelowna Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr and radio journalist Sara Penton will join Fahmy as moderators in the panel discussion about the growing threat to a free press and how social media is reshaping reality.

The presentation and discussion begins 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5 in the ballroom in University Centre on the UBC Okanagan campus.

Free registration is available at fahmy.eventbrite.ca

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