MEDIA ADVISORY : Lecture by journalist Mohamed Fahmy - Why Journalism Matters in the Fight for Human Rights

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016


The University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre, in partnership with the Alumni Association and Amnesty International Canada, invites members of the media to attend a lecture by Mohamed Fahmy, award-winning journalist and adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia.

WHAT: Lecture by award-winning journalist and author Mohamed Fahmy: Why Journalism Matters in the Fight for Human Rights
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Fauteux Hall, Room 147 A and B (57 Louis Pasteur Private, University of Ottawa| Map)
RSVP: Members of the media are asked to confirm their attendance by email to


Mohamed Fahmy has reported on the Middle East and North Africa for CNN, the LA Times, and the BBC. He was appointed Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief in 2013 and was imprisoned in Egypt for more than 400 days. Now based in Vancouver, he and his wife, Marwa Omara, have founded the Fahmy Foundation NGO in 2015, dedicated to providing financial assistance and advocating on behalf of imprisoned journalists and photographers around the world.

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