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Please join Amnesty International SF Group 30 &
The Department of International & Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco
For an evening of discussion and short films about Shawkan, photojournalism, jailed journalists, and issues of press freedom.
Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich in conversation with award-winning Egyptian photojournalist and filmmaker Khaled Sayed.
With a special selection of Shawkan’s photographs exhibited.
Background: Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as “Shawkan” was recently honored with the prestigious 2018 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on World Press Freedom Day. Shawkan is detained in Egypt’s Tora Prison Complex, where he has been held arbitrarily for nearly five years—just for working as a photojournalist. Egyptian prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Shawkan.
Photography is not a crime. Journalism is not a crime. Come partake in photography and writing actions on behalf of Shawkan and other jailed journalists.