Israa Abdel Fattah
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Israa Abdel Fattah

Industry: Culture & Society

Designation: Activist and blogger

Country: Egypt/Egypt

Occupation: Activist and blogger

Those who grouped together to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
should thank Israa Abdel Fattah for the courageous grass roots work she achieved
in the years leading up to the demonstrations this spring.

Previously having worked in the PR department of a Cairo company,
she became active in 2008 when she set up the April 6 Youth Movement Egypt and a
Facebook group to push for political change in Egypt.Her outspoken views led to
her arrest and subsequent disappearance from public life. However, she resurfaced
again in January 2011 and is now firmly back at the forefront of the political change
in Egypt.