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Ahmed Abd Rabou

Ahmed Abd Rabou

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Cairo University; Carnegie Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle East Studies; University of Denver.
Ahmed Abd Rabou

@abdraboh1980

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Cairo University, AUC, and currently a visiting Assistant Professor at the University Of Denver.
عارف أن ناس كتير صعب تاكل صنم عجوة من صنع إيدها لأنها نسيت إن هى اللى عملته بنفسها، بس بكرة تفوقوا وتجوعوا وتاكلوه… https://t.co/hdEUI05CLA - 2 days ago
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Rasha Abdulla

Rasha Abdulla

Rasha Abdulla is associate professor and former chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. She tweets in English and in Arabic at @RashaAbdulla.
Rasha Abdulla

@rashaabdulla

PhD Prof, Mass Comm, AUC Egypt. Research social media, activism, public TV. UN IGF MAG member. Singer, guitarist. Arabic voice Daisy Duck & Dory in Finding Dory
RT @NFL_DovKleiman: The DIRTY play by Sergio Ramos to injure Mohamed Salah in the Champions League Final. Salah went to the locker room h… - 5 hours ago
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Mohamad Adam

Mohamad Adam

Mohamed Adam is a nonresident fellow with TIMEP and a Cairo-based journalist whose work has been published in The Economist, Mada Masr and Egypt Independent. Mr. Adam studied physics at Cairo University but became engaged in politics at the start of the Egyptian uprising in 2011. He was driven to document the events as they unfolded, and by 2012 he had fallen comfortably into a career of journalism. In 2013, Mr. Adam co-founded Mada Masr, an independent news website, with a group of fellow journalists. He spearheaded the website’s Arabic section, where he wrote, translated, and edited content. Mr. Adam also freelanced for international publications such as The New York Times and provided analysis and reports on current Egyptian affairs for the Washington-based Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, and worked as a local producer on an English documentary for Al Jazeera. In 2014, he joined the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights—a leading Egyptian NGO—as a media officer. Mr. Adam covered topics ranging from Islamist affairs and the health sector to workers’ and human rights. He also authored investigative pieces on police affairs in Egypt for Egypt Independent and Mada Masr. Mr. Adam was a TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow in 2015.
Mohamad Adam

@MohamadSalAdam

Failed physicist, Egyptian journalist, Nonresident fellow at @Timepdc, SOAS Anthropology of Media MA graduate, @Liverpoolfc fan.
RT @TimepDC: NEW: TIMEP Nonresident Fellow @MohamadSalAdam looks at #Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation as part of the militariza… - 4 days ago

Amr Adly

Amr Adly

Amr Adly has a Ph.D. from the European University Institute-Florence, Department of Political and Social Sciences. He is currently the ARD Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, where he is leading a research project on reforming the regulatory environment governing entrepreneurship after the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia. Before joining Stanford's CDDRL, Adly worked as a senior researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, where he headed the unit of social and economic rights. He was previously a diplomat with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

Amro Ali

Amro Ali

Amro Ali is a PhD scholar in the Department of
 Government and International Relations, and the Sydney Democracy Network, at the University of Sydney. His
 research examines the emergence of political public spaces in 
Alexandria, Egypt, since 2000. View his blog at www.amroali.com
Amro Ali

@_amroali

Assistant Professor of Sociology at @AUC, researcher on Egypt/Middle East, writer for @madamasr, @Sydney_Uni alumni #RightToTheCity
@Abuu_Haajar Yep - 4 hours ago

Nelly Ali

Nelly Ali

Nelly Ali is a Ph.D. student focused on international childhood studies at Birkbeck, University of London, and she lectures on Children’s Rights, Social Studies of Childhood, and Human Rights Research Methods in universities in the UK and Germany. She holds an LL.M. in Human Rights and is a volunteer Project and Implementation Manager for Hope Village Society. Nelly Ali is also an activist for children’s rights and is a member of the Egyptian Coalition on Children’s Rights.
Nelly Ali

@nellyali

I fight losing battles... and win them! Senior Teaching Fellow at @ucl Email: nelly.ali@gmail.com. Photographer in a parallel world: https://t.co/ij6nLfj1Nm
Someone forgot to read him the memo... it was was the #UCLfinal and not WWE smack down #SergioRamos #wanker - 9 hours ago

Evan Fowler

Evan Fowler

Evan Fowler is a Research Associate at TIMEP focusing on North African and Libyan affairs. Prior to joining TIMEP, he interned at the Iraq Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the Jerusalem Fund. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Yale Journal of International Affairs, Jadaliyya, and Muftah, among others. He holds a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he pursued a degree in International Relations, with a dual concentration in African Studies and Middle East Studies.
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Dwight Bashir

Dwight Bashir

Dwight Bashir is Deputy Director of Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The views expressed here are his own.
Dwight Bashir

@dwightbashir

Director of Research & Policy @USCIRF. Previous work on conflict resolution & international human rights, #MENA & globally. Views are my own. RT not endorsement
Baha’is In Iran 'Face New Wave of Arrests,' Says Baha'i International Community @BahaiBIC https://t.co/nGjP7seZPG via @RFERL #Bahai #Iran - 2 days ago
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Youssef Beshay

Youssef Beshay

Youssef Beshay is an Egyptian banker and researcher. He graduated with a master in public policy from the London School of Economics. His research interests encompass economic development, public finance and social protection.
Youssef Beshay

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Nathan J. Brown

Nathan J. Brown

Nathan J. Brown is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Nathan J. Brown

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Gregg Carlstrom
Gregg is a Cairo-based journalist whose work has been published in Foreign Policy, Politico and elsewhere. He previously worked as a Doha-based Middle East reporter for Al Jazeera English.
Gregg Carlstrom

@glcarlstrom

Middle East correspondent, @TheEconomist. Author, "How Long Will Israel Survive? The Threat From Within" https://t.co/mVJR0z5Wfz
RT @alexjrowell: "The only way the Syrian [regime] army will ever fight for the liberation of Jerusalem" https://t.co/b96A06QQUX - 19 hours ago

Basil El-Dabh

Basil El-Dabh

Basil El-Dabh is a Cairo-based writer and editor and is a contributor to TIMEP,. He was formerly Politics Editor at Daily News Egypt, and his work has been featured in the Middle East Institute and the Atlantic Council.
Basil El-Dabh

@basildabh

Retweets/likes aren't endorsements unless they are.
I hope Sergio Ramos got to go see the pyramids while he had the chance - 5 hours ago

Mai El-Sadany

Mai El-Sadany

Mai El-Sadany is the Nonresident Fellow for Legal and Judicial Analysis with TIMEP. She has previously worked at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, among other places. Ms. El-Sadany’s published work has covered legal and constitutional issues in Egypt, human rights issues in Syria, sectarian violence in the Middle East, and the split between Sudan and South Sudan. She holds a J.D. and certificate in refugees and humanitarian emergencies from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. in political science from Stanford University. You can follow her on Twitter: @maitelsadany.
Mai El-Sadany

@maitelsadany

Human Rights Lawyer | MENA | Non-Resident Fellow for Legal/Judicial Analysis @TIMEPDC | @NABystander | @SyriaCalendar | @Stanford & @GeorgetownLaw Alumna
Reports surfacing that Dr. Hazem Abdel Azim (who was involved in the Sisi campaign) has been arrested. On his Twitt… https://t.co/2Akzxj0TIA - 6 hours ago

Karim Medhat Ennarah

Karim Medhat Ennarah

Karim Medhat Ennarah is a researcher on criminal justice and policing working at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
Karim Medhat Ennarah
RT @areejhuniti: Found a live worm in my #lindt and accidentally squashed it!! What kind of chocolate is this???? @Lindt @Lindt_Chocolate h… - 9 months ago
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Kareem Farid

Kareem Farid

Kareem Farid is an Egyptian journalist and writer, he works as a report editor for ONTV’s Akher Kalam and writes for several outlets and publications.
Kareem Farid

@KareemFarid

Storyteller | Former TV reporter and producer| #DigitalMedia | Entrepreneur #بحلم_مع_كريم_فريد
@Atheistlucy حقيقي - 7 hours ago

Zack Gold

Zack Gold

Zack Gold is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies.
Zack Gold

@ZLGold

Tweets about US-MidEast security challenges - with focus on #Egypt - and cycling. @CNA_org analyst: standard caveats apply. zgold[at]zacharygold[dot]com
That’s “Naba,” obviously. New phone hasn’t gotten used to my “frequently used words” yet. Ducking autocorrect. - 2 days ago

Mostafa Hussein
Mostafa Hussein is a psychiatrist working with an international humanitarian NGO. He has worked previously in rehabilitation of survivors of torture. He is also a blogger: http://moftasa.net
Mostafa Hussein

@moftasa

Psychiatrist at The Behman Hospital. MRCPsych. Views expressed are my own.
RT @zelaky: بنظرة عقلانية جدا.. ابننا محمد صلاح هيلعب أهم ماتش ف حياته كمحترف ..انجاز مافيش لاعب مصري قبله قرب منه والأمل كبير انه يواصل ال… - 11 hours ago
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Ishak Ibrahim

Ishak Ibrahim

Ishak Ibrahim is a researcher working with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights as part of their Freedom of Religion and Belief Program.
Ishak Ibrahim

@ishakassaad

I work as researcher for Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights- EIPR. My cell phone number:01001749594
مش الكفيل دعا على صلاح بالإصابة ربنا يستر وتكون الإصابة بسيطة ويلحق كاس العالم - 9 hours ago

David Johnson

David Johnson

David Johnson served as the initial Research Director for TIMEP before returning to the private sector as an analyst. He remains an occasional contributor to TIMEP's activities. He holds a master’s degree from American University’s School of International Service and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in economics and political science.

Timothy E. Kaldas

Timothy E. Kaldas

Timothy E. Kaldas is a non-resident fellow at TIMEP focusing on political analysis. His research interests include transitional politics in Egypt, regime survival strategies, and US-Egyptian relations. Beyond Egypt, his research examines the social and political history of sectarianism in Iraq, US policy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict, and discrimination against Muslim Europeans, particularly in France. Mr. Kaldas is a visiting professor at Nile University in Cairo. His commentary and analysis has been featured on CNN, France 24, BBC World, Radio France International, Al Jazeera English, and Mada Masr. He was a contributing photographer for “The Road to Tahrir,” a photobook documenting the early days of the Egyptian uprising in 2011, and he contributed a chapter to Looming Shadows: Migration and Integration at a Time of Upheaval on the politics and history surrounding discrimination against French Muslim citizens. Mr. Kaldas holds an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Timothy E. Kaldas

@tekaldas

Analyst, Photographer, Scotch Lover & professional cynic. Non-Resident Fellow at @timepDC. Risk consultant. Tweets are my personal opinion.
RT @fustat: #FreeAlexandrani: "Army spokesman Tamer al Refai was emphatic that #Alexandrani had not been convicted and that his case was s… - 14 hours ago

Amr Khalifa

Amr Khalifa

Amr Khalifa is an analyst and freelance journalist, who has been published in Ahram Online, Mada Masr, Muftah and Daily News Egypt.
Amr Khalifa

@Cairo67Unedited

Political analyst/columnist. Bylines: MEE ,New Arab, Mada Masr,DNE, Al Manassa,Tahrir Inst, .صحفي/محلل مستقل يعشق تراب مصر
من السهل أن نتكلم على ضرورة عدم الخوف و نحن على بعد آلاف الأميال من أرض الوطن. من حقك تخاف ، انت إنسان. لكن لن ننق… https://t.co/tBuQb8hq6p - 58 mins ago
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Sara Khorshid

Sara Khorshid

Sara Khorshid is an Egyptian journalist, writer, and policy analyst who has covered Egypt and the region, as well as Muslim Western relations, for the past 12 years. Her articles are published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Jadaliyya.com, Al Shorouk (Egyptian daily), Aljazeera.net, Alarabiya.net, Al-Monitor, Asharq Al-Awsat, Common Ground News Service, and numerous other media outlets. Until 2009 she was the managing editor of the Politics in Depth section at IslamOnline.net. She frequently speaks at media outlets and in international conferences and events. Topics that she has often written about revolve around US-Egypt relations; Egyptian politics, social justice; gender issues; democracy and the rule of law in Egypt; the fight against corruption, poverty, police brutality and human rights abuses; and how Arabs/Egyptians and "Westerners" have viewed each other at both the popular and government levels.
Sara Khorshid

@SaraKhorshid

#Egyptian columnist/journalist. Covers #Egypt, #Mideast, Arab-Western relations.Published in NYTimes, The Guardian, Huff Post, AlShorouk https://t.co/Z5CGkDRBGi
RT @MapleLeafs: Bruins Goal. 4 - 2 @MapleLeafs - 1 month ago

Amr Kotb

Amr Kotb

Amr Kotb is the Advocacy Director at TIMEP. His writing and comments have appeared in the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, the Huffington Post, CNN, Al Jazeera America, Mada Masr, and the Atlantic Council, among others. He earned an M.A. in international relations and an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. You can follow him on Twitter: @AmrQotb.
Amr Kotb

@amrqotb

Financial Consultant turned MENA policy-person. Advocacy Director @TimepDC, board member @naap_DC. I host the @sundaybluespod podcast (website below)
RT @MadaMasr: Six years after a controversial film portraying Prophet Mohamed was broadcast on the video-streaming platform YouTube, the we… - 12 hours ago

Ziya Meral

Ziya Meral

"Ziya Meral is a Turkish researcher and writer. He frequently comments in international media and lectures across the world on developments in the Middle East and Turkey. He has given expert statements and talks at the US Congress, British House of Commons and House of Lords and briefed various governments. He is the author of opinion editorials, special reports and two books on a wide range of issues. His latest book was a study of the lives and thoughts of Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky and his special reports include Legatum Institute's Prospects for Turkey study. A play Ziya wrote has been produced for stage at a leading theatre in Istanbul. In 2011-2012, he was a Fellow at a US federal commission in Washington DC, conducting research on ethno-religious violence in Egypt and Nigeria. Trained as a sociologist at the London School of Economics, Ziya is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Cambridge and a Research Associate of Foreign Policy Centre in London."
Ziya Meral

@Ziya_Meral

A researcher with a focus on Turkey, Middle East, defence, security, conflict, and religion issues.. Tweets, views expressed are personal
Pictures never really do justice to this small church in Beirut with the most beautiful icons in the world.. No mat… https://t.co/9l14w5OXSD - 15 hours ago
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Imad Mesdoua

Imad Mesdoua

Imad Mesdoua is a political analyst specializing in North Africa, the Sahel, and West Africa. He has previously worked as a political risk analyst and as a consultant in the MENA region advising political officials on policy and communication. Imad has appeared before various government hearings and regularly attends security conferences as a speaker. He provides on-air analysis as a guest commentator for the BBC, Al Jazeera, and France24. Imad holds a master's degree in International Public Policy from the University College London (UCL).
Imad Mesdoua

@ImadMesdoua

Political analyst. Passionate #PanAfrican. Focus on the #Maghreb, the #Sahel & West #Africa. Omo #Naija. From #Algeria,#Algerie-n.#Afrique. Views are my own.
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Ahmed Naji

Ahmed Naji

Novelist and journalist based in Egypt, works as an editor in the literary weekly Akhbar al-Adab.

Adel Ramadan

Adel Ramadan

Adel is a Senior Legal Officer of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), an organization that uses research, advocacy and litigation to address rights violations in Egypt. In this role, Adel is involved in exploring areas for strategic litigation, conducting legal research and providing legal assistance to victims of violations. Adel was a PILnet visiting fellow at Columbia University Law School in 2014-15.
Adel Ramadan

@Adel_Ramadan

محامي بالمبادرة المصرية للحقوق الشخصية
@Mohamdaziz الحكومة جت تعمل للشعب تسالي رعبوهم :) - 3 years ago

Tom Rollins

Tom Rollins

Tom Rollins is a freelance journalist based in Cairo, regularly writing for Al-Monitor, Middle East Eye, NOW Lebanon and Mada Masr. Earlier this year, he launched a reporting series on irregular migration and refugee rights on Egypt's north coast through crowd-funded journalism platform, Beacon.
Tom Rollins

@TomWRollins

Independent researcher and recovering ex-journalist. Usually tweeting about Syria, Palestinian refugees from Syria and migration.
To take the pulse of Palestinian St., Ynet valiantly reports from “capital of terror” & interviews illegal settlers https://t.co/wy3Ypt55Gq - 20 hours ago

Mohannad Sabry

Mohannad Sabry

Mohannad Sabry is an Egyptian journalist based in Cairo. He was a finalist for the 2011 Livingston Award, and his articles have been published by The Miami Herald, among several McClatchy newspapers, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Times, GlobalPost and others. He speaks and understands a multitude of Arabic dialects and frequently collaborates with internationally known media outlets and documentary filmmakers. Sabry is currently writing a book on the security and political situation in the Sinai Peninsula.
Mohannad Sabry

@mmsabry

Journalist, Sinai Researcher, Author of Sinai: Egypt's Linchpin, Gaza's Lifeline, Israel's Nightmare. صحفي، باحث، كاتب سيناء: عماد مصر، حياة غزة، كابوس اسرائيل.
@BoAdly شكلهم تاعبينك الاتنين. - 2 days ago

Nesreen Salem

Nesreen Salem

Nesreen Salem is a PhD student at the University of Essex with an MA in Creative Writing. She is a researcher in feminist studies, cultural studies, medieval history and mythology in Alf Leila we Leila. She is also a fiction writer and the UK representative for Egyptian Women’s Union.
Nesreen Salem

@_Schehrazade_

В Корее бездомные собаки не лают.
акушер гинеколог химки https://t.co/yeMKwelbvP - 1 day ago

Ahmed Wagih
Dr. Ahmed Wagih is an associate at a top global engineering firm. He has previously worked as a freelance consultant for many regional & international organizations, and he taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Cairo University before resigning as an assistant professor in 2004. Dr. Wagih earned his Ph.D. in Regional Planning in 1998 through a jointly supervised program run by Cairo University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Ahmed Wagih

@AhmedWagih

مصر علمانية - زيادة السكان في مصر مع محدودية الموارد الطبيعية = المجاعة القادمة
😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/wojJFJFIjJ - 7 hours ago
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David Degner
David Degner is a freelance photographer working mainly for magazines and newspapers, represented by Getty Reportage. He will be living in Cairo, Egypt for the foreseeable future and his apartment beside Tahrir Square will be his base for photographic adventures and hijinx. He is also co-editor of the Egyptian photo story magazine, Panorama by Mada Masr: http://panorama.madamasr.com/. Degner has worked for TIME Magazine, Newsweek, New Statesman, Businessweek, Adbusters, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The National (UAE), MSNBC.com, Financial Times Magazine, Corriere della Sera, ABC -المصرى اليوم
David Degner

@degner

Photographer digging up interesting stories and ideas. Represented by Getty Reportage. On instagram: https://t.co/IWyJDYD2OM
RT @Newsweek: Migrant children beaten, kicked and threatened with sexual abuse by Border Patrol, ACLU alleges https://t.co/gNkNQsvjsv https… - 2 days ago

Mosa’ab Elshamy
Mosa’ab Elshamy is a Cairo-based freelance photojournalist who specializes in news, politics and current affairs. He has covered the Egyptian revolution, the latest Gaza war, as well as in-depth socio-economic and cultural photostories. Elshamy’s images have been featured in TIME, The Economist, Harper’s Bazaar, Foreign Policy Magazine, and Al Jazeera. In 2012, he won the Egypt International Photography Contest and Arab Union of Photographers competition and was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Terry O’Neil award, Hasselbald and Professional Photographer of The Year. His photography has been exhibited in Egypt, Germany and England.
Mosa’ab Elshamy

@mosaaberizing

Associated Press photojournalist based in Morocco
RT @FreeEgyptPress: #Egypt : Tomorrow in court journalist @ShawkanZeid. According to the judge this is the last hearing, but a verdict can… - 1 day ago

Jonathan Rashad

Jonathan Rashad

Jonathan Rashad is a self-taught documentary photographer who grew up in Cairo and started his career in 2008. He has covered events in Egypt as they have unfolded over the past few years. His work has been published and distributed widely, including the New York Times, Forbes, Aljazeera, CNN, Jadaliyya, AFP, Prix Pictet, Le Monde, Amos, Secours Catholique, Egypt Independent, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and The Guardian.
Jonathan Rashad

@jonathanrashad

Cairo-based photojournalist and traveler. National Geographic, TIME Magazine, New York Times, Der Spiegel, Paris Match and others. +201061603955
My photo-essay for the WorldPost, a partnership of The Washington Post and the Berggruen Institute https://t.co/Yc1LwoAQBP - 2 months ago

Amir Beshay

Amir Beshay

Amir Beshay is a Masters of Urban Science student at New York University. After completing his degree in Computer Science and Engineering in Cairo, Egypt, Amir worked for two years in the UK as a volunteer and then worked for a year in Egypt’s financial sector. He has been a freelance translator since his final years in school. His interest lies in how technology and the media can affect policy and social issues.
Amir Beshay

@Amir_G_Beshay

Egyptian, Christian (the lefty kind), New Yorker, politico, aspiring writer. Views do not reflect those of my employer...
@evanchill Your Egyptian passport should arrive within 2-5 months. - 6 hours ago