Mohamed is an award-winning Egyptian-Canadian journalist and author. He has spent most of his career covering conflict zones and some of the most definitive global events that shape our world today.
During his career, he has reported for the LA Times, the New York Times, Dubai TV, Al Hurra and CNN. His most recent post as the Egypt Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera International captured world attention when he was arrested in December 2013. He was incarcerated for over 400 days alongside ISIS terrorists and some of the most hardened Jihadists in the Middle East in Egypt’s maximum-security prisons.
He was charged with conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood and fabricating news to serve the fundamentalist group’s agenda. After an international outcry from groups around the world, he was pardoned by the Egyptian Government in 2015.
He returned home to Canada and signed a contract with both the University of British Columbia and the University of Michigan to begin his path of reflection on this life-changing experience. In 2016, he released ‘The Marriott Cell’ which went on to become a bestseller in Canada.