We bring your the profiles of three Al Jazeera journalists who were detained in Egypt for almost a year:
A Canadian-Egyptian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy is senior producer for Al Jazeera English in Cairo. He has previously worked for The New York Times, CNN, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Fahmy graduated from Cairo American College before relocating to Canada. He later attended and earned degrees from Montreal's Lasalle College and Vancouver's City University. He called Montreal's Place Du Fort his home and the Montreal Canadiens as his favorite hockey team. One of his first jobs was a writer and editor for Montreal's Kuru Studio. In 2002, Mohamed left to cover the world, including Iraq, about which he wrote the book Baghdad Bound. When not working, he visits Canada regularly. Fahmy co-authored Egyptian Freedom Story: A Photo Documentary of the January 25th Revolution. He was a winner of the Tom Renner Investigative Journalism Award in 2012 for producing a 30-minute special documentary for CNN called Death in the Desert.
The Australian journalist left his home and job as a local television reporter in Adelaide to pursue his dream of becoming a foreign correspondent in 1991. After freelancing in the UK, he joined the BBC as its Afghanistan correspondent in 1995. The following year he covered Yugoslavia for Reuters before returning to the BBC. Peter spent more than a decade with the British broadcaster, reporting from across Latin America, the Middle East and Africa before joining Al Jazeera in 2011 – the year he won a prestigious Peabody Award for a BBC report on Somalia.
Baher Mohamed first started working as a TV researcher and producer for the Japanese channel Asahi during the Libyan revolution. He worked for Asahi for six years before joining Al Jazeera. He joined Aljazeera in 2013, offering story ideas before being employed as a producer after proving himself as a solid journalist. Baher has three children and lives in Cairo.
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