North Africa, West Asia

Call for columnists in Egypt

Middle East Forum
Arab Awakening
22 February 2016

openDemocracy’s Arab Awakening is looking for contributors from all over Egypt to take part in our Middle East Forum project. Over the course of six months, we will discuss social, cultural, political or other issues of interest to you in group and one-on-one online sessions, and hold workshops with expert local partner organisations on digital expression and security. Each of you will write a series of features and responses on your selected topics, with the articles published on a dedicated page on openDemocracy where readers can engage with the debates.

You don't have to be an experienced writer, journalist, or blogger, just interested in sharing your opinion and what's going on around you, and in helping us build a free and vibrant platform for pluralist dialogue, debate and ideas exchange. The aim is to have as many voices as possible.

We at Arab Awakening believe facilitating argument and understanding across boundaries is vital to furthering the cause of openness, democracy and human rights. Our articles are read by a worldwide audience of academics, journalists, policy-makers and activists. This is a great opportunity to reach a wide audience of opinion-makers, share your experience, showcase your work, and learn with us.

For more details and to apply, send a one-paragraph introduction telling us a little about yourself and your interests, and if possible a short piece on a topic of interest to you or on why you’d like to participate to [email protected] by 1 March.

Have a look at Amro Ali's useful tips on how to construct a column and get in touch!

We look forward to making your acquaintance,

Rosemary, Mariam and Rana

دعوة للمدونين في مصر

بحث صفحة صحوة العرب على موقع "اوبن ديموكراسي" (أو الديمقراطية المفتوحة) عن مساهمين مصريين من جميع أنجاء البلد للاشتراك في مشروعنا "ملتقى الشرق الأوسط". على مدار ستة اشهر ومن خلال دورات جماعية و فردية على الأنترنت مع محرري الملتقى، سوف نختار المواضيع الاجتماعية أو الثقافية أو السياسية أو غيرها التي تهمكم لمناقشتها ، وسنقيم بالتعاون مع منظمات ثقافية مصرية سلسلة ورشات تدريبية في التعبير و التأمين الرقمي . كل المساهمين سيكتبون مقالات خاصة بالمواضيع المختارة وردود على مقالات الآخرين و ستنشر بالعربية والانجليزية على صفحة مخصصة على الموقع لإشراك القارئين .

ليس عليكم أن تكونوا كُتّاب أو صحفيين أو مدوّنين ذوي خبرة فقط مهتمين بالتعبير عن آرائكم وعن ما يدور حولكم و بمساعدتنا في بناء مساحة حرة وحيّة للحوار التعددي والمناظرة و تبادل الأفكار. الهدف هو الحصول على أكبر عدد ممكن من الأصوات.

نحن في صحوة العرب نؤمن بأن تسهيل التواصل والتفاهم عبر الحدود هو أمر أساسي في تعزيز قضايا الديمقراطية وحقوق الإنسان. و تقرأ مقالاتنا من قبل جمهور عالمي من الأكاديميين والصحفيين و صناع السياسات و الناشطين. هذه فرصة للوصول إلى جمهور واسع من صناع الرأي و للمشاركة بتجربتكم و لعرض عملكم وللتعلم معنا .

للمزيد من التفاصيل وللاشتراك ارسلوا نبذة قصيرة عنكم وعن اهتماماتكم و إذا أمكن مقال قصير عن موضوع يهمكم أو عن سبب رغبتكم في الاشتراك إلي العنوان التالي: [email protected]

يشرفنا معرفتكم

 روزماري، مريم، رانا  

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