Sarah El Sirgany

  • This is Egypt: New Voices, Untold Stories

    Since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, a wave of nationalist fervor has swept over Egypt. Calls for Defense Minister Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi to run for president grow while the state has largely silenced dissident political voices throughout the country. The Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East hosted a panel discussion on March 18th offering a unique perspective from a select group of EgyptSource contributors on unheard stories, the challenges since the revolution, and efforts to build a stronger civil society . The discussion featured Rafik Hariri Center nonresident fellow Sarah El-Sirgany, Salafayo Costa founder Mohammad Tolba, photojournalist  Mosa’ab El-Shamy, and Daily News Egypt journalist Basil Dabh. Mirette F. Mabrouk, deputy director for regional programs at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, moderated the discussion.
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