Industry: Culture and Society
Designation: Presidential Candidate, Activist
A long-standing pro-democracy candidate, Bothaina Kamel leapt to international attention last year through her campaign to become Egypt’s first female president. Not new to controversy, Bothaina’s TV and radio shows brought condemnation from religious conservatives. She was a regular element in Tahrir Square last year, and is still frequently seen there, campaigning both against the military junta, and in support of her own presidential bid.