Mostafa Al-A'sar

Mostafa Al-a’sar is a Nonresident Fellow at TIMEP focusing on press freedom and media in Egypt. Mostafa is an Egyptian multidisciplinary journalist, researcher, human rights defender, and former political prisoner who spent three and half years in jail in Egypt for his journalistic work and defense of human rights. Mostafa has a bachelor’s degree in communication arts (with a special focus on radio and television journalism). He has over 14 years of experience working in journalism and eight years in human rights and research work, during which he has published over 400 journalistic and research outputs. He is a human rights defender certified and registered with Front Line Defenders, an international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders. He worked and wrote for several human rights and journalistic organizations such as the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE-Egypt), Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement, The New Arab, UltraSawt, Al Jazeera, Assafirarabi, Daraj Media, Romman Magazine, Jadaliyya Magazine, Raseef22, Al-Manassa, and other platforms. You can follow him on Twitter: @MostafaAlasar.

Articles by: Mostafa Al-A'sar

عبر السامسونج: صحفيون في قبضة ضباط الأمن

لا تكتفي أجهزة الأمن المصرية بالسيطرة على كل وسائل الإعلام من تلفزيون وصحف وإنتاج فني، بل تمتد يدها للصحفيين المغمورين في المحافظات وأصحاب الصفحات الكبيرة على مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي

الصحفيون في مصر: بين مصيدة شغف المهنة وفخ سطوة النظام

يصور مصطفى الأعصر واقع الصحافة في مصر بعد اعتقال الصحفي كريم أسعد

Easy Prey: How Egypt Exploits the Families of the Detained and Forcibly Disappeared

An unprecedented amount of political arrests and arbitrary detentions has led to increased exploitation of detainees’ families by conmen and lawyers, often involving thousands of Egyptian pounds. These patterns of extortion also...