The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo's Scorpion Prison to Freedom
Because ignorant is me, the first time I heard about Mohamed Fahmy and his 2013 story was when I attended the Media in the Age of Terror panel discussion at the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, led By Fahmy. In 2013, working in Cairo as Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief, Mohamed Fahmy was accused of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. He and a group of other journalists were taken prisoner in a maximum-security prison for more than a year and a half. In the Marriott Cell, Fahmy describes his ordeal in the prison and we learn that he was living with members of ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood as well as al- Qaeda. His memoir tells of his inspiring fight for freedom. This book also brings to light the injustices journalists face regarding press freedom and such. Starts off very slowly tbh, but so, so informative!