Lina Attalah

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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.

2015-04-19 22:05

This article is part of a series we are running ahead of the Mada Marketplace event to feature the participating vendors. In her essay in the mid-2000s Cairo Cosmopolitan volume on the new globalized Middle East, Anouk de Koning points to “the...

2015-04-15 15:08

Gasser Abdel Razek In the summer of 2014, state-owned newspapers published a government-sponsored ultimatum to all NGOs working outside the scope of the NGO Law, threatening them with legal action and dissolution. The warning came amid a systematic...

Sat, 2015-02-28 13:51

Arish — Like many of his neighbors, Sherif was watching the Ahly and Zamalek game on the wintery evening of Thursday, January 29, when a deafening series of explosions sent him flying off his bed. The 25-year-old filmmaker and his family had to curb...

2015-02-11 16:52

The last four and a half years of political upheaval and resistance in the Arab world have revealed new possibilities for social change. Scholars of the Middle East have grappled for several decades with what seemed to be the death of “formal” or “...

2014-11-19 13:35

This conversation is part of issue 1 of Status Hour , an emerging collaborative monthly audio journal from the Arab World and beyond. The night before his last detention on October 21, Alaa Abd El Fattah showed up at a gathering of friends to say...

2014-08-11 22:10

In early July, the government restructured petroleum product subsidies, raising diesel and 80-octane gasoline prices in particular, and leading to heightened fears of subsequent price hikes on other commodities. Mada Masr Editor-in-Chief Lina...

2014-08-11 16:39

I became curious about Udi Aloni’s feature film Forgiveness (2006) after I read his article for Mondoweiss criticizing the Israeli left’s ideological failure and ultimate position of “territorial compromise,” namely giving up some land to...