‘Hero’ broadcaster saves Copts in Egypt revolution, flees to Canada

Global News

ABOVE: Mohamed Gohar stepped away from the bright TV lights, and used his position as a broadcaster in Egypt to save a group of Coptic Christians from an almost certain massacre.

On a cold, blustery winter’s morning entering Mohamed Gohar’s modern house couldn’t be a more welcome way to spend the day. There are tables piled with candles, bowls of nuts and figs, cups brimming with hot Turkish tea and walls filled with colourful abstract paintings by one of Gohar’s children. It seems Gohar has created a little slice of his Egyptian homeland here in this suburban Ottawa house.

Gohar invites our 16×9 crew into his living room to chat. It doesn’t take long for us to get distracted by Gohar’s impressive collection of memorabilia from his more than thirty years working in media throughout the Middle East.

16×9’s Director of Photography, Kirk Neff, can’t help but drool over Gohar’s…

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