Periscope Q&A: Baher Mohamed on press freedom, Nov 4

Freed by presidential pardon in September, Baher Mohamed will be answering your questions.


Al Jazeera’s Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste, along with seven colleagues outside the country, were accused of spreading “false news” during their coverage of demonstrations, protesting a military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed were given sentences of seven to 10 years. Greste was deported from Egypt in February under a presidential decree. Mohamed and Fahmy were freed together following a presidential pardon in September.

The international campaign that travelled widely on social media under the hashtag #FreeAJStaff saw news companies and human rights organisations join the call for press freedom.

Baher Mohamed will be joining us on live-streaming app Periscope on November 4th at 5:30pm GMT to answer your questions about life in an Egyptian prison and what comes next.

Follow Al Jazeera English on Periscope here.

Source : Al Jazeera

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