People

Hussein Baoumi

Hussein Baoumi is a researcher, currently working for Amnesty International as an Egypt and Libya researcher. Prior to joining Amnesty International, Hussein was Bassem Sabry Fellow with Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington D.C, an international fellow with...

Marwa Fatafta

Marwa Fatafta leads Access Now’s work on digital rights in the Middle East and North Africa region as the MENA Policy Manager. She is an advisory board member of the Palestinian digital rights organization 7amleh, and a policy analyst at...

Aymen Abderrahmen

Aymen Abderrahmen is a program coordinator within the Leadership Practice at IREX in Washington D.C. Previously, he worked with Georgetown University, the Eurasia Foundation, BBC Media Action, and Search for Common Ground. Aymen served as the TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow in...

Dima Samaro

Dima Samaro is a lawyer and policy analyst at Access Now. Her work focuses on conducting policy analysis on the intersection of technology and human rights such as privacy, censorship and state-surveillance, freedom of expression, telecoms policies and the promotion of...

Nicole Santos

Nicole Santos is the Development Manager at TIMEP.  She has previously worked at The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Tech, and Elms College.  Prior to her career in development, Ms. Santos worked as an English and history teacher in Massachusetts and rural...

Karim Merhej

Karim Merhej is a researcher and Google policy fellow at the Governance and Policy Lab, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Prior to joining IFI, Karim worked in Jordan...

Omnia Gadalla

Omnia Gadalla is an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Sharia at Al-Azhar University (Business Law Department), a Master of Laws researcher at Al-Azhar University, and founded of the #HerHonorSettingTheBar (#المنصة_حقها) Initiative in 2014 which mainly fights against...

Alessandra Bajec

Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. Between 2010 and 2011, she lived in Palestine and was based in Cairo between 2013 and 2017. She is currently based in Tunis. Her articles have...

Krystel Bassil

Krystel Bassil is the Head of the Human Rights and Business Unit at the Syrian Legal Development Programme (SLDP). Prior to joining SLDP, Krystel worked as a business and human rights consultant advising along with leading experts on a wide...

Joey Ayoub

Joey Ayoub is the founder of The Fire These Times & Hummus For Thought and a PhD researcher at the University of Zurich, Dissonant Narratives. Twitter account: @JoeyAyoub