Contributors

Maroun Sfeir

Maroun Sfeir is a governance and elections specialist who has managed the implementation of projects focused on electoral assistance, election observation, electoral and political assessments, advocacy, and civic education, with several organizations including the United Nations Development Program, the European...

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Abdelrahman ElGendy

Abdelrahman ElGendy is a writer and former Egyptian political prisoner who spent six years and three months behind bars between October 6, 2013 and January 13, 2020. Arrested at 17 and released at 24, he earned a mechanical engineering degree...

Nora Noralla

Nora Noralla is an Egyptian human rights researcher and consultant focusing mainly on issues of sexual and bodily freedoms as well as Islamic Sharia and human rights in the MENA region. Her engagement with the human rights field started in...

Maha Yassin

Maha Yassin is a Junior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute- the Planetary Security Initiative (PSI). Her work focuses on raising awareness and catalyzing action on climate change-related security risks in the MENA. Maha runs PSI’s environmental and climate peacemaking...

Sumaya Tabbah

Sumaya Tabbah is an MA candidate at American University’s School of International Service, studying International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a concentration in international negotiation. Her work focuses on Russia-Middle East relations, with a particular interest in Russian involvement in...

Faïrouz ben Salah

Faïrouz ben Salah is a Dutch-Tunisian journalist and researcher based in Tunis. She covers North Africa as a freelance reporter for Dutch newspapers, current affairs magazines, and the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation. Her writing has previously been published by international outlets, including...

Mina Thabet

Mina Thabet is a UK- based writer, human rights defender, researcher, and expert on minorities issues in Egypt. He has worked with minority communities to combat discrimination and violence against religious and ethnic minorities and promote diverse cultures, languages, and...

Amr Ezzat

Amr Ezzat is a Cairo-based writer, researcher and the officer of  the “freedom of religion and belief” program at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a Cairo-based human rights organization. His writings regarding religious issues cover a wide range...

Kholood Khair

Kholood Khair is managing partner of Insight Strategy Partners, a think and do tank in Khartoum that works on transitional policy priority areas. Kholood also hosts and co-produces Spotlight 249, Sudan's first English language political discussion and debate show aimed...