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Letter from TIMEP’s Founder and Executive Director Ramy Yaacoub

Dear friends, colleagues, and partners: As our beloved Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) celebrates one decade since its founding this year, we kick off a new and exciting chapter in our journey of growth and impact. Along with...

In Solidarity with Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah: From TIMEP’s Fellows

As COP27 takes place, we—a group of TIMEP current and former fellows—are calling for the immediate release of Alaa Abdel Fattah, an Egyptian blogger, software developer, activist, and political thinker. From Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, and Libya to Syria, Lebanon, and...

#FreeAlaa: At COP 27, Canada Must Speak Out for the Release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah

As the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) begins in Egypt, today, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), in concert with a diverse coalition of Canadian and international civil society organizations, issued a public letter addressed...

TIMEP Announces Selection of Ninth TIMEP Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is pleased to announce the selection of Solafa Magdy as the ninth recipient of the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship. Solafa’s mandate will focus on women in Egypt’s prisons. Spotlighting the lived experiences...

TIMEP Joins Global Coalition Calling for the Release of Alaa Abdel Fattah and Mohamed el-Baqer

Three years since the arrest of Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer and British-Egyptian writer and pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, TIMEP joins a global coalition of 47 civil society organizations and individuals to call for their immediate release, the dropping...

Abuse of Travel Bans in Egypt: Joint Report by TIMEP and the Freedom Initiative

Washington, D.C. - Egyptian authorities are using politically motivated travel bans and other forms of travel-related restrictions to silence and control critical voices, the Freedom Initiative and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy found in a new report released...

TIMEP Joins +60 Organizations in International Fair Trial Day Statement on Egypt

On the occasion of International Fair Trial Day, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) joins a coalition of over 60 civil society organizations and bar associations from around the world to underscore the critical situation of the right...

TIMEP’s 2022-2023 Nonresident Fellowship Cohort

TIMEP is thrilled to announce the members of its 2022-2023 Nonresident Fellowship cohort! Tackling critical issues from climate change and food security to digital rights in countries from Tunisia to Lebanon, these fellows bring a diverse and dynamic array of...

Alarming Death of Egyptian Economist and Researcher Following Forced Disappearance

Today, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), in concert with a diverse coalition of civil society organizations, issued a joint statement calling on Egyptian authorities to immediately facilitate a thorough, transparent, and independent investigation into Mr. Ayman Hadhoud's disappearance and death....

TIMEP Joins Coalition Calling on Egypt’s President to Quash Emergency Court Verdicts

Since June 2021, Egypt’s emergency state security courts have handed down unjust verdicts to seven human rights defenders and activists. The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and 64 civil society organizations from around the world have issued a statement...