Western Sahara: Mohamed Mayara speaking tour – Refugee Week in the Blue Mountains

Western Sahara: Mohamed Mayara speaking tour – Refugee Week in the Blue Mountains

Loading Map....

Date/Time
Date(s) - June 22, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Leura Uniting Church

Categories


 Africa’s last colony – a desert for journalists

We are glad to announce that we are supporting the speaking tour of Mohamed Mayara, hosted by the Australia Western Sahara Association. 

Mohamed is a journalist, political activist, human rights defender and trade unionist who lives in occupied Western Sahara. He is co-founder and coordinator of the collective of independent journalists Equipe Media which aims to document Morocco’s repression against those who work for a free Western Sahara. He has been persecuted, arrested, tortured and unfairly dismissed from jobs. He continues to be threatened and regularly receives death threats. 

 Mohamed is committed to advocating for the rights of the Sahrawi people. His commitment is deeply rooted in personal history, having witnessed the pain of disappearances and persecution within his family. 

Film screening and discussion – Screening of 3 Stolen Cameras (17 mins) in which members of Equipe Media fight to keep their cameras in Western Sahara

Followed by a discussion with Mohamed Mayara, Kamal Fadel, Polisario Representative in Australia and the South Pacific Region, and Kathie Herbert, President, Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group.

This is a free event, donations are welcome. Afternoon tea provided

Leave a Reply