We recently went back to visiting our local library branches.
The first book I borrowed was Mohamed Fahmy’s “The Marriott Cell.”
Fahmy is a former CNN and Al Jazeera journalist who was wrongly imprisoned on charges of being a member of a terrorist organization. He would go on to spend over 400 days in prison including Egypt’s infamous prison for terrorists Scorpion Prison.
In today’s climate of “fake news” and the disintegration of local news his story is a chilling reminder that one of the main roles of journalists is to hold power to account.
To learn more about Mohamed Fahmy visit his Twitter account.