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About Esraa Abdel Fattah

Esraa Abdel Fattah is an advisor for civil society and emerging democracies. She is a social media manager at Tahrir newspaper. She co-founded the April 6 General Strike Egypt in 2008. After being dubbed the social-networking phenom, “Facebook Girl,” she was detained by Egyptian security and spent two weeks in prison. She is a political activist who played a leading role in the mass protests in Tahrir square during the 25th January Revolution. She was named as “woman of the year 2011” by Glamour Magazine for her leadership in organizing the historic Tahrir square movement in Egypt and named one of Arabian Business Magazine's 100 most powerful Arab women in 2011 & 2012. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. 

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The Egyptian regime has been resorting to defamation campaigns to target its opponents as a tactic to silence and discredit any critical voices. العربية

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