April 23, 2024

Panel Discussion on Egypt

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is sponsoring a reception and panel
discussion that will examine the volatile political situation in Egypt.

The event will also introduce the school’s 2013 International Journalist in Residence, Yehia Ghanem, an eminent Egyptian editor, TV commentator and scholar. In June Ghanem was sentenced to two years of hard labor for his “crime” of working with the International Center of Journalists—punishment awaiting him if he returns home, where his wife and three children remain. Ghanem will talk about his case and the current state of affairs in Egypt. Other panelists:

Sherif Mansour, an Egyptian-American democracy and human rights activist, is Middle East and North African Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists and co-founder of the D.C.-based Egyptian Association for Change.

Mohamad Bazzi, who teaches international reporting at NYU, was an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2009-2013. He served four years as the Middle East Bureau Chief for Newsday.

Hoda Osman, a NY-based reporter and correspondent for France 24, is president of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalist Association and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.