Fahmy Foundation

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The Fahmy Foundation for free press is a non-profit organization based in Canada.[1] It works for freedom of the press and tries to help journalists who are in prison.

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Journalist Mohamed Fahmy started the group with his fiancee Marwa Omara in 2015.[2] Their first case was Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as "Shawkan", a photojournalist who is in prison in Egypt.[2] the Fahmi Foundation also tried to help American journalist Jason Rezaian in Iran, Ahmed Ziada in Egypt, and Mohamed Al-Ajami, a Qatari poet.[3] Jason Rezaian was free in January 2016.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fahmy Foundation".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nick Logan (5 March 2015). "Mohamed Fahmy starts foundation to help imprisoned journalists". Global News.
  3. "Fahmy Foundation commemorates World Press Freedom Day at Vancouver Art Gallery on May 3 - Post - Arab America". Arab America.
  4. Dana Milbank (29 January 2016). "After 18 months in an Iranian prison, a triumphant return for Jason Rezaian". Washington Post.

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