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Thursday, February 9 • 09:00 - 10:00
Media in the Age of Terror: How the War on Terror Became a War on Journalism

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After a successful career as a journalist, and after accepting the post of Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief in Cairo, Mohamed Fahmy was falsely accused of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood—a group designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. He and his colleagues were imprisoned in the Scorpion maximum security prison in Egypt for over 400 days, living with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, and ISIS. After massive international outcry against his sentence, Fahmy was finally pardoned of all charges in Sept. 2015. Now, in his riveting keynotes, Fahmy discusses the media trial of the century and his incredible ordeal. He talks about what it takes to survive solitary confinement and imprisonment with hardened extremists, far from home and family—offering unparalleled insights into the motivations of insurgents. He explains how press freedoms and ethics are threatened by states and endangered by media organizations. And he speaks of the role NGOs and human rights advocates play for journalists and prisoners of conscience. Today we are witness to an unprecedented era of attacks on journalists, freedom of the press, and human rights. Reporters are now targets of governments and extremists alike, with little neutral ground to operate freely. Fahmy’s reflections on free speech, the war on terror, and the role of objective reporting are thus invaluable as we work to uphold integrity and protect civil liberties for all.

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Mohamed Fahmy

After a successful career as a journalist, and after accepting the post of Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief in Cairo, Mohamed Fahmy was falsely accused of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood—a group designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. He and his colleagues were imprisoned in the Scorpion maximum security prison in Egypt for over 400 days, living with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, and ISIS... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Chairperson Pam Arnason - Parkland #10
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English