Sarah El Sirgany

Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

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Civil society, Media, Political Reform





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Sarah El Sirgany is a nonresident fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

She is an award-winning, Cairo-based independent journalist and TV producer. She contributes to CNN, MENASource and the World Policy Journal, among other regional and international publications and networks.

Her research focuses on Egypt’s domestic and foreign policies, and media and social trends in the region. She conducts provincial training on new media and reporting for young journalists as part of Sahafet Welad El-Balad, a project supporting local journalism. She was the deputy editor of the Daily News Egypt and co-authored Diaries of the Revolution (published in Italian and Arabic). In 2011, she was listed by Forbes Middle East among 100 top Arabs with presence on Twitter. In 2014, she was named by Al-Monitor among 16 women journalists to watch in the Middle East. In 2015, she was part of the CNN teams that won the Association of International Broadcasters Award for their coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the American University of Cairo, where she studied journalism and international relations.