A Conversation with Al Jazeera Journalist, Baher Mohamed



Speaking at Georgetown, Baher will be discussing his entire experience from the arrest, investigation, imprisonment and the trial, as well as how he spent his days inside prison and the need for greater press freedom in the region and beyond.


Al Jazeera English producer, Baher Mohamed, has worked for various international media organisations in Egypt since he graduated from Cairo University in 2005.

He was with Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper from 2008 to 2013 while doing some freelance work for other major news outlets.

Baher joined Al Jazeera in May 2013 and covered the mass opposition protests in Cairo that started on 30 June of that year and led to the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi. On December 29, 2013, Baher alongside his colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste, were arrested and accused of spreading "false news" during their coverage of demonstrations.

Baher was finally released from prison on September 23, 2015, alongside Mohamed Fahmy, after a long ordeal that lasted nearly two years.

Peter Greste described Baher as "one of the most extraordinary family men I've ever met" and said he had probably suffered more than any of his colleagues whilst in prison, particularly as one of his three children was born while he was behind bars.

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