Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Monday, November 9th, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Location:Richcraft Hall, 2200
Cost:Admission is free but you must register at the Eventbrite link below. We also ask each registrant to please consider a $25 donation to The Fahmy Foundation. Students - please consider donating what you can at the door.

Join Mohamed Fahmy in conversation with Neil Macdonald, CBC senior correspondent, presented by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom and the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication.

The event is also sponsored by the Canadian International Council, the Canadian Medical Association, the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University.

Eventbrite registration link

The Fahmy Foundation was established by award-winning journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and his wife Marwa, to champion free speech and fight the suppression of the press. The goal of the Fahmy Foundation is to provide financial assistance and advocate for reporters and photographers unjustly imprisoned worldwide.

Mohamed Fahmy is an award-winning Egyptian-Canadian journalist and author. He has spent most of his career covering conflict zones and some of the most definitive global events that shape our world today, reporting for news organizations from the New York Times to CNN. His most recent post as the Egypt Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera International captured world attention when he was arrested in December 2013. He was incarcerated for more than 400 days, including a month in solitary. The Egyptian government charged Fahmy with conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood and fabricating news. Following an international outcry Fahmy was pardoned by the Egyptian government and regained his freedom in September 2015.

Neil Macdonald is a CBC senior correspondent now based in Ottawa who has had postings in Washington and the Middle East. He has travelled to and worked in nearly every Arab country, including Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. He was jailed in Iran for covering pro-democracy demonstrations — covered the Israeli pullout from Lebanon and subsequent rise of Hezbollah — and was on the Temple Mount the day the intifada broke out. He also covered the civil war in Libya and produced an investigative piece on the botched UN investigation of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s 2005 murder. Macdonald began his career as a political journalist in Canada, working in print and broadcast.