Industry: Culture and society
Designation: Founder and director
Esra’a Al Shafei runs Majal.org, a network of online platforms that give a voice to under-reported voices throughout the Mena. With courage and innovation, Majal addresses issues that receive little attention, from the rights of lower income migrant workers to those seeking to express their voice through music, and many others. Al Shafei is a recipient of the Berkman Award from Harvard University’s Berkman Centre for Internet and Society for her outstanding contribution to the internet and its impact on society and is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and MIT Director’s Fellow.