FULLY BOOKED #FCBBCA: In conversation with Yosri Fouda – Egypt after Mubarak

Talk July 18, 2012 7:00 PM

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Renowned Arab journalist Yosri Fouda will be joining us in conversation with senior BBC presenter and special correspondent Lyse Doucet for this special event, post elections we will be asking what lies ahead for the people of Egypt and its new leader.

Fouda, who was editor and presenter of Last Word on Cairo-based ONTV, said there had been “a noticeable deterioration in media freedoms when he announced he would be “indefinitely suspending” his show in October last year.

Following the presidential elections Fouda who chaired Egypt’s first presidential debate will be discussing events in Egypt in the 17 months since the toppling of president Hosni Mubarak and his hopes for the country post elections.

Yosri Fouda began his career at the BBC’s Arabic-subsidiary and was chief investigative reporter and executive producer for Al Jazeera. He is the co-author of Masterminds of Terror: The Truth Behind the Most Devastating Attack The World Has Ever Seen.

Picture credit: Gigi Ibrahim