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.

2015-04-15 15:08

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 crackdown on...

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...

2014-08-03 19:15

Between anti-Hamas media coverage and invisible public solidarity, where is Palestine in Egypt today? With Israel’s military operation in Gaza coming up to a month in duration, solidarity actions with Palestinians and Gaza have spread both in the...

2014-07-23 00:27

Egypt is continuing efforts to save its cease-fire proposal between Israel and Gaza and end hostilities that have claimed more than 600 Palestinian lives since July 8, despite its failure to secure a deal when the truce initiative was first put on...

2014-06-29 23:28

At 9 am, activists, lawyers and families start coming to the Heliopolis courthouse for the first hearing of 24 people accused of protesting and vandalizing public property. Erase the year, and it could have easily been a 2000 or a 2005 convention of...