Lina Attalah


Lina balances between leading a team of young journalists and being one herself.

As chief editor, she celebrates the individuality of her staff members, encouraging them to find stories that interest them and tell them in their own voices.
Always attempting to experiment and break molds, Lina is known to embrace unconventional story pitches and help develop them into valuable and unique content.
Lina takes every chance to escape the desk and put her journalist cap back on. Her practice has taken her all over the region, often arriving to places at a time that most people are fleeing them.
A poetic thread shines through Lina’s writing even as she deciphers complex social and political news, revealing her ever-present artistic side.

2016-05-18 22:09

On May 14, in a cabin called Babel at Turin Book Fair ’s Pavilion 3, Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif and Iraqi novelist Sinan Antoun read excerpts of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry, including Would that I Were a Stone. The audience sat on chairs creatively...

2016-01-01 21:25

Five years after a deadly bombing that took the lives of 23 people, the Two Saints Church in Alexandria was filled with Christian worshippers on Thursday night for the New Year’s Eve service – the same midnight mass service that was attacked as...

2015-12-31 16:47

In 2014, this was Andeel’s reflection on the state of the people in the wake of the military’s grip on power since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood: الوضع دلوقتي When I asked him what he would draw differently today, he did the following: الوضع...
Every day we try to think, analyze and articulate how those managing our lives are doing very little thinking, analyzing or articulation.

2015-11-15 22:22

The east Cairo Police Academy gives off a more serious vibe than its Tora counterpart when it temporarily turns into a courthouse. Former heads of state have stood trial here, which means more rigorous security, or at least the spectacle of it, with...

2015-10-10 16:30

Aida Seif al-Dawla In this conversation, veteran human rights defender Aida Seif al-Dawla speaks about locating the human rights movement in the wider political struggle. Traveling between the political movements and human rights institutions, Seif...