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Nancy Messieh

Associate Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East; Editor, EgyptSource

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Civil society, Democracy and human rights




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Recent Activity

  • August 22, 2014
    Hashtag activism rarely serves a purpose. It is easy to sit in the comfort of a quiet home, thousands of miles away from any real conflict, and click a link, or share a thought, and be left with the sensation
  • June 11, 2014
    The video that surfaced during the inauguration of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reignited questions surrounding violence against women and the political implications behind a cultural phenomenon. 
  • June 11, 2014
    A video shows a woman, stripped naked, bruised and beaten, running from a frenzied mob. The video is shaky, sometimes completely blurred, but there is no mistaking the disturbing image that went viral on YouTube a few days ago. The
  • December 05, 2013
    Rags and Tatters opens to a scene of shaky cell phone footage inside an Egyptian prison in 2011. You hear the voice of a man saying, “Please film this,” as you prepare to launch into an hour-and-a-half of moments that
  • November 04, 2013
    The trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and fourteen codefendants, was adjourned on Monday to January 8, so that defense lawyers can have a chance to examine the thousands of pages of evidence. The trial took place at the Police
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Nancy Messieh is the associate director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and editor of EgyptSource, a blog following Egypt's transition.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she was based in Cairo, Egypt as The Next Web's Middle East editor. She has also worked for The American University in Cairo Press and the Egyptian publication Midan Misr. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and comparative literature from the American University in Cairo and has been published in Phirebrush Magazine, Identity Theory, and others. She is also a published poet; Photographs Never Taken has been published by UKA Press, 2004.