Who is Lina Attalah? | ANTIDOTE 2019

Who is Lina Attalah? | ANTIDOTE 2019


From studying journalism at
the American University of Cairo to a figure standing up
to political censorship. Rising up despite a
climate of oppression and providing an
insight into a country notoriously strict on
freedom of expression. The Arab Spring further
fuelled the divide between the people
and the government. The Egypt Independent
Newspaper was shut down. Lina was the
managing editor. She had enough,
and set off to co-found what would become Egypt’s
leading liberal voice: Mada Masr. Risking her life for the
sake of honest journalism in a country where
a Facebook post can land you in jail she
has never backed down, with Time Magazine
branding her “The Muckraker of
the Arab World”. So Lina, what don’t they
want us to know?

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