Press Releases

TIMEP’s 2020 Nonresident Fellowship Cohort

TIMEP is thrilled to announce the members of its 2020 Nonresident Fellowship cohort! The fellows, based in countries around the world, bring expertise on a variety of thematic areas from freedom of information to digital rights and on countries across the region. Throughout their one...

TIMEP Joins 109 Organizations on Digital Surveillance, Privacy, and COVID-19 Statement

Recognizing that technology will play a significant role in the global COVID-19 response and beyond, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) joins 109 organizations to call upon governments to ensure that the pandemic not be used as pretext...

TIMEP Calls for Urgent Action around Detention in MENA Amid COVID-19

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and MENA Rights Group, joined by 38 organizations from around the world, have issued a statement calling on governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to take a number of...

TIMEP Announces Selection of Seventh TIMEP–Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is pleased to announce the selection of Nourhan Fahmy as the recipient of the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship. Ms. Fahmy is the seventh recipient of the fellowship and will undertake research on...

Statement on Dr. Nancy Okail’s Departure from TIMEP

Over the past six years, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) has successfully grown under the esteemed leadership of our Executive Director, Dr. Nancy Okail, to occupy a prominent place among world class organizations influencing policies supporting democracy,...

TIMEP Joins CIVICUS Statement: There can be no sustainable development without respect for human rights

As the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the United Nation’s primary space for review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), meets in New York through July 18, 2019, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East...

TIMEP Announces Selection of Sixth TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is pleased to announce the selection of Deema Abu Alkhair as the recipient of the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship. Ms. Abu Alkhair is the sixth recipient of the fellowship and will undertake...

Solidarity with Egyptian Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, express solidarity with the bloggers, journalists, human rights defenders, and other civil society members in Egypt who have been arrested with unprecedented frequency in recent weeks. The current escalation is the latest installment in...

TIMEP Strongly Condemns Escalated Crackdown on Egyptian Civil Society and Activists

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) strongly condemns the unprecedented escalation in the Egyptian government’s crackdown on civil society and activists. A series of arrests targeting activists, bloggers, journalists and human rights defenders on charges of belonging to...

Solidarity with Ahmed Naji: Egypt Prosecutes Creativity and Freedom of Expression

UPDATE: April 24, 2018 On Tuesday, April 24, it was reported that the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Ahmed Naji to an LE20,000 fine on charges of “harming public morality.” The decision comes following the Court of Cassation’s order for a...