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Lina Attalah

Mada Masr
Co-founder and Chief Editor
Lina Attalah is an Egyptian media figure and journalist. Attalah is co-founder and chief editor of Mada Masr, an independent online Egyptian newspaper and was previously managing editor of the Egypt Independent prior to its print edition closure in 2013. She is active in the fight against the restriction of honest journalism. Time recognized her as a "New Generation Leader", calling her the "Muckraker of the Arab World" in 2018, and including her in Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2020. In 2020 she was awarded the Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists.