International Journalist Mohamed Fahmy risked his life to give us the news. His riveting story and fight for freedom of expression have been documented worldwide. In this exclusive conversation from TEDxVancouver 2015, the award-winning broadcaster recounts tales of his 438 day imprisonment in Egypt, his perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis and how we can overcome a constant state of war.
About Mohamed Fahmy:
Award-winning Egyptian-Canadian journalist and author, Mohamed Fahmy captured global attention in December 2013 when he was incarcerated for over 400 days —including a month in solitary—alongside ISIS terrorists and some of the most hardened Jihadists in the Middle East. The Egyptian Government pardoned Mohamed in September 2015 clearing the way for his return to Canada.
Fahmy and his wife Marwa established the Fahmy Foundation to champion free speech and actively fight the suppression of the press. The goal of the Fahmy Foundation is to provide financial assistance and advocate for reporters and photographers and prisoners of conscience unjustly imprisoned worldwide.
About Every Conversation Counts:
If you had to describe the most important conversation of your life, what would it be?
Every Conversation Counts documents memorable conversations that some of the world’s most fascinating figures have engaged in to achieve success and more importantly, their true sense of purpose. Through interviews conducted by Television Host Riaz Meghji, this website will look at how a candid conversation can reinvent yourself, your brand and your business.