Human rights campaigner the Digital Freedom Network (DFN) is this week hosting an online meeting with Egyptian professor Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an honorary member of English PEN.
The subject up for discussion will be democracy and human rights in Egypt and the Middle East. Dr. Ibrahim, a professor at American University in Cairo, is the founder and director of the Ibn Khaldun Center, a think tank promoting democratic reform in Egypt and the Arab world. He has served over 500 days in prison on charges of fraud, accepting foreign funding without government approval and defaming Egypt, before being released by the country’s highest appeal court. He is set to be re-tried once more on February 4th. To read Joan Smith’s article on Ibrahim that appeared in The Times, click here
The online meeting, which will be conducted in English, will take place at http://chat.dfn.org on Thursday January 30th 2003 from 11.30-12.30 PM New York time (4.30-5.30 PM GMT). All are welcome to attend the moderated forum. Questions can be sent in advance to DFN via the website at http://dfn.org/chat/info/ask-saad.htm .
Originally posted with the url: www.englishpen.org/news/_199