Solafa Magdy is TIMEP’s ninth Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow, where her mandate focuses on women in Egypt’s prisons. Solafa is an Egyptian journalist and human rights defender; she was imprisoned for almost two years in jail in Egypt for her journalistic work and defense of human rights. In 2020, she won the prestigious Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and was spotlighted by the Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership. She has faced threats, harassment, and detention simply for reporting the truth and holding the powerful to account. Solafa has previously worked for a number of national and international outlets. You can follow her on Twitter at @solafasallam.