World Press Freedom Day 2016
Co‐founder and Chief Editor, Mada Masr (Egypt)
Lina Attalah is Co-founder and Chief Editor of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website ‘that attempts to secure a house for a dislocated practice of journalism that did not survive in mainstream organizations and their associated political and economic conditions’. Before, Ms Attalah wrote for Reuters, Cairo Times, the Daily Star, the Christian Science Monitor, Al-Masry Al-Youm English Edition, and Egypt Independent, which was shut down by the government. Ever since, she has been fighting to keep press freedom alive in Egypt. In 2005, she worked as radio producer and campaign coordinator with the BBC World Service Trust in Darfur, Sudan. Ms attalah also worked as project manager for a number of research-based projects with multi-media outputs around the themes of space, mobility, and intellectual history.