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I report investigative print pieces

I have over a decade of investigative reporting experience covering Middle East politics, foreign policy, criminal justice, and labor movements.

I was a founding member and political reporter for Mada Masr, Egypt's last independent news site. I proudly co-founded this award-winning progressive investigative news and analysis site in 2013, along with twenty-four other journalists, after our previous newspaper was censored and shut down. Together, we decided to take matters into our own hands and create what is now Egypt's only reliable news source. I was also a political reporter and reported extensively on politics, the judicial and police system, and geopolitical conflicts over natural resources such as water.


I reported extensively on the 2011 anti-regime uprising, labor movements, and police and criminal justice systems. My proudest work was an investigation revealing that Egypt's police deliberately killed almost 900 people during the uprising, a claim Egypt's Ministry of Interior repeatedly denied. I also reported on the large-scale impact of bread subsidies and rising food prices on Egyptian bakers and the bread subsidy system.


I was a reporter for the Financial Times for the North Africa bureau. I also reported extensively on the aftermath of the 2011 uprising for news outlets in Egypt, Algeria, Libya, and the Maghreb. My most notable work includes political reporting on political insurgencies in Algeriacivil turmoil in Libya, and outrage from constitutional scholars over constitutional reforms during the presidency of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt. I also reported on Egypt's increasingly unstable economy and the crash of its local currency, the Egyptian pound.


Egypt Independent is the sister newspaper of Al-Masry Al-Youm, one of Egypt's leading news outlets. As a reporter, I covered politics and social movements, including labor movements. My most notable work covered a months-long sit-in in the famous Tahrir Square organized by Egyptian protesters. I also covered police torture of activists, the criminal trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, and fears by scholars over the erosion of women's rights and the rights of religious minorities during constitutional reforms under Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated President Mohammed Morsi.

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