15th November 2004




A renowned chief investigative reporter for the Arabic television news channel Al Jazeera is to deliver a special guest lecture at the University of Lincoln next month.


Yosri Fouda, who is best known for spending 48 hours with the two main masterminds of the September 11th attacks – Ramzi Binalshibh and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed – will deliver a lecture entitled ‘How to Cover Al Q’aeda’.


His book, ‘Masterminds of Terror’, is based upon the only interviews ever carried out with the 9/11 terrorist attackers and covers how Al Q’aeda planned and carried out the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.


Fouda was part of the team that established the BBC Arabic service in 1994, and his investigative news show ‘Top Secret’ has gained him huge worldwide acclaim as well as a series of awards as an investigative correspondent.


He was presented with the Kamal Adham Award for ‘Outstanding Professional Performance’ at the 2004 Adham Center Annual Awards Dinner.


Fouda is described as having “packed more first-rate work with first-rate organisations into his eight years since graduation than seems possible”.


The date of his guest lecture has now been confirmed as Monday 13th December at 6pm in the university’s Cargill Lecture Theatre in the main academic building.


Entry is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Professor Richard Keeble on (01522) 886940, or email rkeeble@lincoln.ac.uk.


The lecture forms part of the successful ‘Journalists Speak Out on Journalism’ series which has already seen guest lectures from renowned journalist John Pilger and ex-MI5 whistleblower David Shayler over previous weeks.



For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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