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Monday, August 8 • 18:00 - 20:00
Press Freedom in the Arab World – Storyology Satellite event (Free, Melbourne)

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Foreign editor of The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald Maher Mughrabi will draw out Lina Attalah (Mada Masr, Egypt) in conversation on press freedom in the Arab world.

When her Cairo newspaper shut down, Attalah started a new digital outlet, Mada Masr, that’ s shaken up Egyptian media and is collectively owned by 23 founding journalists. Now she’s giving young journalists jobs and training — while continuing to tell the stories that need to be told. Hear about Lina’s passion for the power and importance of journalism. Find out what it’s like as a journalistin post-Arab Spring Egypt.

Join us for a fascinating discussion and Q&A at this special satellite event of the Storyology festival (August 10-13) – your only chance to see Lina in Melbourne.

The event is free but registrations are essential — follow the prompts here to register

The Walkley Foundation Australia-Arab International Journalism Speaker Program is supported by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

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Maher Mughrabi

Foreign editor, Fairfax
Maher Mughrabi is the Foreign Editor of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He has worked for Fairfax Media for 13 years and in journalism for more than 20 years, editing newspapers including The Independent in London, The Scotsman in Edinburgh and the Khaleej Times in Dubai. He has lectured on politics, history and culture at Melbourne and Monash universities and in 2015 he published a 5600-word essay in Arena Journal on the current... Read More →

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Lina Attalah

Founder and editor-in-chief, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the co-founder and chief editor of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been working as a journalist in Egypt, mostly covering it and parts of the Middle East for several news outlets. Before Mada Masr, she was the chief editor of Egypt Independent, a major English language publication. She also worked with several research-based projects around the themes of migration and mobility, technology and knowledge and... Read More →

Monday August 8, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
Monash University Law Chambers 55 Lonsdale Street (on the corner of Lonsdale Street and Crombie Lane), Melbourne VIC 3000